Farmers body endorses govt fixed commodity prices

The Farmers Union of Malawi (FUM) has endorsed the government fixed commodity prices after earlier criticizing it.

Njolomole confirmed acceptance of the farm gate prices

Officials from FUM say the change of stance on the government-fixed farm gate prices follows a recent meeting with agriculture authorities.

A fortnight ago, agriculture authorities published minimum prices meant to guide ADMARC and private traders when buying produce from farmers.

In its initial reaction to the set price of K150 per kilogramme of maize, which is down from K200  that was being offered last year, FUM accused the government of disregarding cost of production.

FUM President Frighton Njolomole confirmed acceptance of the farm gate prices after engaging the authorities on the matter.

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Malawi Chewa Party (MCP)

Achewa ali bize kunamizana za economy. Why reduce the selling price of agricultural produce now when prices were already better last year?

2 years ago

What has changed for you to accept?? Azigogo a mcp inu

2 years ago

The report is incomplete. What was discussed? Why has FUm accepted the prices? Please do not publish stories that does not explain anything.

2 years ago

zomwe mudavotera ndizimenezi msalire alimi lero fwetseki kkkkkkk zoziyamba dala

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