Agriculture is a huge contributor to the development and identity of Zambia. Its rich soils and favourable climate has provided a portal for the farming sector to acquire a large variety of crops to be farmed countrywide.
The Zambia Competition Commission has put measures that will allow individual farmers to negotiate cotton prices. Cotton Board of Zambia (CBZ) Secretary Dafulin Kaonga said this will ensure that individual farmers negotiate the prices of cotton with individual ginneries. In an intreview with the Lusaka Star, Mr kaonga also said the depreciation of the Zambian currency, the Kwacha, will not affect the cotton prices significantly.