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Zambian Farmer Appeals to Govt to Protect Dairy Industry

31 January 2017

ZAMBIA - A commercial farmer in Mazabuka has appealed to Government to protect the dairy industry in the country by restricting the importation of milk and other products which have flooded the local market.

Owner of Kushiya farms Guy Robinson says the dairy industry is facing unfair competition from imported milk and other dairy products that have flooded the Zambian market.

Mr Robinson says jobs in the local dairy industry are seriously threatened unless government institutions measures that will restrict the inflow of imported dairy products.

He says while Zambia needed to comply with trade protocol of regional organisations to which the country is a member, there is need to institute remedial measures that will protect the local dairy industry from collapse due to unfair competition.

Mr Robinson said dairy producers in the country are facing a lot of challenges selling their produce because most chain stores and other retailers are flooded with imported milk and other products.

He said this will make it difficult for the local industry to expand and increase the number of job opportunities for the locals.

Mr Robison was speaking when Southern province minister Edify Hamukale visited the farm in Mazabuka today.

Source: Lusakatimes.com

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