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Government Announced 2021/2022 Farm Gate Prices

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Government has today announced the 2021/2022 farm gate prices.

Minister of agriculture, Lobin Lowe made the announcement at a media briefing in Lilongwe.

Among others, the minimum price for Maize is K220 per kg, Rice Polished K700 per kg, Rice Unpolished K300 per kg.

While, Soya beans will be selling at K480 per kg, Groundnuts shelled K740 per kg, Pigeons Peas K420 per kg and Cotton K400 per kg.

Lowe has directed all buyers to obtain Agricultural Produce Buying Licence from relevant authorities.

Frighton Njolomole, President for Farmers Union of Malawi, has hailed government for timely releasing the prices.

However, Njolomole has asked government to ensure that farmers are protected from unscrupulous buyers

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