Chinese investors push local peasant farmers out of business

Chinese investors push local peasant farmers out of business

 

Chinese investors flood SOWETO Market in Zambia with truck and trailers of Tomatoes and Chickens thereby pushing Local small scale farmers out of business.
A chinèse investor seen in a truck waiting for customers this afternoon in Zambia’s SOWETO Market.

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    mumba 6 days ago

    Will soon start fighting for second independence. Slowly slowly the one we fought is wearing out and we are watching. Wake up people. Hear in luanshya a report has been given to the government over blasting within people’s area and houses are shaking with holes of breaking and government is pretending to be silence over matters concerning the Chinese people. Love of money too much is dangerous. Judas Iscariot sold Jesus because of same Chinese coins government wants.

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    Tasila 1 week ago

    U have the right to complain how many Zambians in China sell salaula or chickens at the market? Mwalishipula sana ba zedi . Muzwaule comes and displaces u in your house and can’t even lift a finger this is why balemingilila . Wake up unite and fight for your country . 

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    CHINESE 1 week ago

    wait and see we will introduce our women on the streets to compete with your black prostitutes ours have small NYINIS and can dance like nsengas or kaondes they will bring business for your bitches to a standstill

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    Steve Nyakiwe 1 week ago

    Zambia’s love the word ‘development’. What did we think it looks like?  Competition is the hallmark of development. Competition forces one to strategise, plan, cut costs, or diversify if you can’t compete. The main outcome is reduced prices. I’m sure there’s another peasant who couldnt afford tomatoes who is happy that they are now affordable; or a marketeer whose margins have improved. We should not be beating up the Chinese but learn from them what makes them successful. One area I wish we should be asking Government to intervene is in things like secondhand goods such as clothes (salaula). Ban them. We should be getting our peasant farmers who can’t compete and others alternative skills such as tailoring to make local clothes, shoes, which would build local skills than cry about our own incompetences. We need to wake up in Zambia. The World is moving forward. We need to catch up. Fast!

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    Kembe 1 week ago

    It’s high time we started beating Chinese up it’s getting out of hand and government has no say on whatever nonsense going on around our country it’s about time to take law in our own hands am warning you ma Chinese any one who steps on my feet will deal with you and will make sure you’re repatriated to your home country it’s much can’t put up with this nonsense in my own country

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      Bowman 1 week ago

      You are a dog. Violence doesn’t solve anything. Stupid idiot

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    besta 1 week ago

    The problem with Zambians we dont travel, we are stuck in zambia making noise instead of hard working, plenty of fertile land, but we are just sitting on it until chinese come and start growing tomatoes. With zambian we say we have no capital, who do u want to give you capital? Your strength its capital on its own.

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    C-General 1 week ago

    Chinese products are not only affecting the peasant farmers but big scale farmers too. Big shops at malls are also not spared.
    All chinese businesses you see in Zambia are not personal but state owned and their prices are cheap because they do not pay export tarrif. In the end their products are much cheaper than those from RSA.
    People should enjoy this – more money in their pockets because they spend less.

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    Well come Chinese to zambia

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    Amano 1 week ago

    The Chinese are bringing competition and thereby helping to reduce prices of agricultural produce. Ordinary citizens will benefit from this development even if it’s hard on the peasant farmer. Welcome to capitalism fellow Zambians.

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    samlindo 1 week ago

    we are humble starting from state house

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    sipinya sa ng'aka 1 week ago

    So that they know that you don’t waste your vote anyhowly but frankly I doubt if things would have been different with the other lot.