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Zambia National Farmers Union sees no need to import onions or potatoes

Zambia’s onion and potatoes value chain stakeholders resolved that the country does not need to import the commodities, claiming the country has adequate stocks.

Zambia National Farmers Union president Jervis Zimba said during a protracted meeting by onion and potatoes stakeholders, including traders, processors and producers that there shall be no imports of the stocks or frozen onion related products as the country has enough stocks.

Zimba further said there is no need for imports of potato chips and importers of potato crisps shall be referred to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry for further advice as stakeholders are only in support of measures that will lead to increased production of potatoes locally and value addition.


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