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Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Maize smuggling..

Not surprising, with rising food prices, Zambian farmers in Eastern province are now resorting to smuggling maize into Malawi. With the current export restriction on Maize, farmers on Zambia's borders are doing all they can to squeeze that extra cash. These sorts of activities simply underline the limitations of relying on export restrictions as a long term strategy of maintaining food security, especially for a nation with porous borders. A previous blog hinted on the same.

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