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Zambia government suspends potato, onion imports after farmer outcry

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LUSAKA – The Zambian government on Tuesday bowed to pressure and suspended the importation of onions and potatoes following an outcry from farmers.

Green Mbozi, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, said the government has decided to suspend the importation of onions and potatoes until further notice following a meeting held with the Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU).

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