Stop dumping cabbages and tomatoes on the market, farmers warned

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HE Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) is concerned with the dumping of several fresh commodities, such as cabbages and tomatoes on the market.

ZNFU media and public relations manager Calvin Kaleyi said in a statement that the dumping is being orchestrated and done by a few known farmers who are oversupplying the market on a daily basis.

Mr Kaleyi said  the over supplying of the fresh vegetables is causing a significant drop in commodity prices, resulting into many farmers producing at a loss.

“These losses are hurting farmers, especially the small scale and emergent farmers, some of whom are contemplating to stop production altogether. We urge these known farmers who are growing massive hectares of tomatoes to get into value addition as opposed to dumping their products at Soweto, Copperbelt and Kasumbalesa markets,” he said.

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