The Zambian agriculture sector has made tremendous progress following the diversification of the economy.
The sector among other crops has seen an increase in maize production with a bumper harvest of 2.8million metric tons in the 2009-2010 farming season.
However, whilst government is promoting high production levels, the situation on the ground shows otherwise in promoting the sale of these crops.
One such are potatoes, as has been seen with their importation by some fast food outlets from countries like South Africa.
The Consumer Unit and Trust Society (CUTS) International Zambia Board Chairperson Love Mtesa has expressed concern on this issues.
Ambassador Mtesa says government needs to be protective of its agriculture sector.
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