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Thu, 21 May 2020 11:44 - Updated Thu, 21 May 2020 15:04

Zaire: Farmers take a loss on crops due to lack of buyers

Mbanza Kongo - Farmers and peasants in Mbanza Kongo, northern Zaire province, Wednesday decried that high quantities of field products were deteriorating due to the lack of buyers, Angop has learnt.

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They said loss on crops started since the implementation of the State of Emergency in the country, in March, as the circulation of vehicles and movement has come to a halt.

Amílcar José, a pineapple grower, said he was concerned about the deterioration of his production in a space of around two hectares, due to lack of buyers.

“We no longer have buyers. Everyone is now afraid to go to production zones due to the covid-19 pandemic. We are facing an unsustainable situation ”, he complained.

The municipality of Mbanza Kongo is agricultural potential in various products such as cassava, bananas, sesame, corn, beans, pineapples, citrus fruits and sweet potatoes.

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