The Zambia National Farmers Union -ZNFU- says Zambians should not worry about the mini-drought in Southern parts of the country because most parts have recorded good rainfall.
ZNFU President, Jervis Zimba says Eastern, Northern, Central and Copperbelt provinces among others have had good rainfall hence the expected good yield.
He however says some parts of Southern Province have experienced good rainfall with those who planted early having a good yield.
Mr. Zimba told ZNBC News that in case yields in Southern province are low, there will be intra trade with maize coming from other regions.
The ZNFU President adds that the union is currently assessing the situation and will issue a comprehensive statement of its findings in April.
Meanwhile, Mr. Zimba says people calling on government to rescind its decision on mealie meal exports to consult experts before issuing statements because the country has enough stocks.
He says the mealie meal being exported is milled from maize in the hands of the private sector and not from strategic food reserves by the Food Reserve Agency.
Mr. Zimba adds that the country still has excess maize stocks and cannot suffer from food deficits.