28 February 2022
Plenty of supply locally, say growers
THE Zambian government recently suspended the importation of potatoes following calls by growers.
According to Green Mbozi, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, the government decided to suspend importation until further notice following a meeting with the Zambia National Farmers Union, at which its President, Jervis Zimba, raised concerns about the market being flooded. He questioned the reasoning behind importation of potatoes when they can be produced locally and are currently in abundance.