Zambia bans importation of onion, potatoes

Zambia bans importation of onion, potatoes

Government has banned the importation of onion and potatoes from outside Zambia.

Ministry of agriculture permanent secretary Songowayo Zyambo says there are enough onions and potatoes grown locally to meet national demand.

South African chain stores like Shorprite, Pick n Pay import most vegetables and other agricultural products from their home country South Africa.

When they buy locally, they don’t buy direct from farmers but have created cartels whereby they appoint agents to buy from farmers.

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    Stephen 50 mins ago

    Nice idea 

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    Lucky 2 hours ago

    Hopefully they don’t give in and reverse this if bullied by SA government.

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    Steve 4 hours ago

    About time. We need more products included to this list. We need to protect, support and incentivize our local farmers the same way the countries exporting to zambia protect theirs. But we now need our farmers to ramp up on quality assurance and handling.