FRA Operational areas
FRA operates in all the 105 districts in Zambia. Purchase locations (satellite depots) cover all productive areas of all districts in Zambia. An average number of 11 satellite depots per district are operated annually during the crop purchasing exercise. Marketing activities usually commence in the Month of May up to the month of November annually.
Farmers supply crops, which meets the required standards, at their nearest satellite depot. The crops bought at the satellite depots are moved to main holding depots in respective districts. FRA operates about 75 main holding depots spread throughout the 105 districts in Zambia.
Payments for the delivered crops by the farmers is done through financial institutions located in respective districts. Documents are processed at the provincial office before payments could be effected to farmers.
Link to operational areas (Satellite depots)