Farmers Union of Malawi (Fum) has called on the Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) to invest in grain drying machinery in order to start buying crops from farmers in good time.
Fum Chief Executive Officer Jacob Nyirongo has made the call as Admarc is delaying the process of buying maize from farmers despite opening its market due to moisture content that is still high in maize.
This has resulted in vendors taking advantage of farmers and buying their maize crop at unregulated prices.
Nyirongo has since called on Admarc to look for alternatives in order to rescue the situation going forward.
“We always feel that Admarc should invest in equipment to dry maize so that they are able to come on the market in good time,” he Nyirongo.