Zambian growers support limiting the import of onions and potatoes

Updated Feb 18, 2021
"The ZNFU is confident that the growers will be able to expand their cultivation as there are examples of cases where this has already happened, such as in the wheat sector, where imports have stopped. And the potato sector is another example. We therefore urge the Ministry of Agriculture to remain firm in the implementation of its policies and not allow itself to be influenced in any way, as the regulation of imported horticultural products must go beyond onions and potatoes and encompass all products. that we can grow ourselves with a comparative advantage, ”said Kaleyi. He said continued imports of some commodities are eroding local employment, especially as the country faces domestic currency fluctuations. Kaleyi further said that reducing ...
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