Institutions and individuals intending to buy or sell livestock products during 2022 have been called to register with the Agricultural Marketing Authority (AMA) of Zimbabwe before conducting the business.
The Herald of Zimbabwe reports that the institutions include Class A, B, C abattoirs, livestock and livestock products processors, livestock and livestock products traders, livestock auctioneers and live animal buyers.
AMA also requires traders and processors to submit periodic returns to the authority while farmers should register so that they can be added onto the farmers’ database.
All registrations will be done online.
AMA said that registration of livestock products in sin accordance with the provisions of the AMA Act CAP18:24 and Statutory Instrument 147 of 2012.
AMA is mandated with the overall regulation of the production, marketing and processing of agricultural products in Zimbabwe.
The authority also regulates the participation in the production, buying or processing of any agricultural products by producers, buyers or processors or classes of producers, buyers or processors of any agricultural product upon such terms and conditions, including, as appropriate the fixing of quotas, as may be prescribed.
AMA also promotes the proper marketing and fair pricing of any agricultural product produced by any other producer, including producers in the communal and resettlement areas, who the authority considers needs its assistance.