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Doors open for maize exports

Published on November 14, 2017

Maize export ban has been lifted, thanks to bumper harvests, which the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) can hardly drain.

The lifting of the June 2017 ban has come as a blessing to some needy East African countries and Tanzanian peasants who have been complaining over unreliable markets for their produce.

Agriculture Minister Dr Charles Tizeba, debating the 2018 fiscal budget draft and proposed National Development Plan in the National Assembly here yesterday, said the move follows an assessment on the current food stock against NFRA budget for maize purchase. Read more. Source | Daily News