The Ministry of Agriculture has this morning released the 2019/2020 minimum Farm – gate prices which have put maize at a minimum price of 200 Kwacha per Kilogram.
This means a 50 Kilogram bag of maize is at a minimum price of K10,000.00.
Minister of Agriculture Francis Kasaila said at a media briefing in Lilongwe, ADMARC will open its markets in the Southern Region and Ntcheu District Thursday this week while in the Central and Northern Regions markets shall open on 20th and 27th April respectively.
He also said to prevent the spread of coronavirus , a maximum of 20 farmers will be allowed to enter the gates of ADMARC markets at a time, hand washing will be a must and workers will be provided with protective gear.
Kasaila said government has released three Billion Kwacha to commence the buying of agricultural commodities through ADMARC.