Posted by Adminstrator on November 08, 2016

The Food Reserve Agency is requesting for local suppliers such as grain traders, commercial farmers and any firms or persons with maize stocks to make offers for the sale of 220,000MT of maize to the Agency. This is in an effort by the agency to meet its minimum targeted purchase of 500,000MT of maize during the 2016 crop marketing season. The Agency could not meet its target between 1st June and 31st October 2016 due to marketing dynamics. The minimum target to be supplied by an individual is 5,000MT of maize and the closing date for receipt of offers is Monday 7th November 2016 at 14:30hrs.Meanwhile, the Ministry of Agriculture has indicated that exports of maize will only be allowed once the Food Reserve Agency meets its minimum purchase target.