THE Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) has expressed concern about government’s decision to allow the importation of 125,000 metric tons of wheat. In a statement, ZNFU president Jervis Zimba said the decision by the Ministry of Agriculture was not only wrong but a direct contradiction to what the President had been encouraging farmers to do, which was to expand wheat production. He wondered which farmer would expand wheat production if the government’s preference was to turn to imports. “ZNFU is dismayed that at a hastily organised meeting held at the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and with no physical verification of stocks, a decision was made to allow importation of 125,000 metric tons of wheat while the private sector led industry…...

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