This Act was repealed on 2020-10-26 by Food Reserve Act, 2020.
This is the version of this Act as it was when it was repealed.
- Is repealed by Food Reserve Act, 2020
- Is amended by Food Reserve (Amendment) Act, 2005
Food Reserve Act, 1995
- Commenced on 28 April 1995
- [This is the version of this document as it was at 31 December 1996 to 6 October 2005.]
- [Repealed by Food Reserve Act, 2020 on 26 October 2020]
Part I – Preliminary
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Food Reserve Act.
2. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—"Agency" means the Food Reserve Agency established by section three;"Chairperson" means the person elected as Chairperson of the Agency under paragraph two of the Schedule;"Committee" means a committee established under paragraph five of the Schedule;"Company" means Nitrogen Chemicals of Zambia Limited, a company registered under the Companies Act;[Cap. 388]"Director" means the person appointed as Director under paragraph eight of the Schedule;"designated commodity" means any cereal, oilseed, stockfeed and other agricultural food commodity designated under section six as essential for the food security of the country;"Federation" means Zambia Co-operative Federation Limited registered under the Co-operative Societies Act;"marketing season" means the period from the 1st May in one year to the 30th April of the succeeding year;"member" means a member of the Agency, or a committee;"national food reserve" means the national food reserve established under section five;"Processor" means a person who converts or transforms, on a commercial scale, any designated commodity into a finished or semi-finished product;"producer" means a person who grows a designated commodity;"property" means movable or immovable assets;"purchaser" means a person who directly or indirectly purchases for himself, or for another person a designated commodity;"repealed act" means the National Agricultural Marketing Act;[Act No. 19 of 1989]"trader" means a person who, as broker, dealer, marketing company, or other purchaser, acquires any designated commodity from a producer or any other person through purchases or otherwise, for the purpose of resale;"Vice Chairperson" means the person elected as Vice-Chairperson of the Agency under paragraph two of the Schedule.
Part II – The Food Reserve Agency
3. Establishment of the Agency
4. Functions of the Agency
Part III – The national food reserve
5. National food reserve
6. Designation of commodities
7. Purchase and importation of designated commodities
8. Sale of designated commodities
9. Receipt of designated commodity and non-designated commodityThe Agency may receive any designated commodity or any commodity not designated under this Act as part of the national food reserve donated by any person, body, Government or institution:Provided that the Agency may sell any commodity not designated under this Act as a designated commodity and shall purchase quantities of the designated commodity to properly rotate, distribute and position the designated commodity as part of the national food reserve.
Part IV – Market information system for designated commodities
10. Market information system
11. Collection and dissemination of market informationThe Agency shall collect and disseminate marketing information, including information on domestic and export sales of a designated commodity, for the purpose of meeting the requirements of the consumer, producer, trader, processor and any other person engaged in the production, marketing and processing of such commodity.
Part V – Weighing and grading standards for designated commodities
12. Standard of designated commodityThe Agency shall consult the Zambia Bureau of Standards, as provided for under the Weights and Measures Act and Standards Act, in developing and improving standards of quality, condition, quantity and grade of a designated commodity, so as to encourage uniformity and consistency.[Cap. 403; Cap. 404]
13. Offence and penalty for misrepresenting grade
Part VI – Registration of traders and processors
14. Registration as a dealer
15. Registration fees
16. Standards of conduct of traders and processorsThe Minister may, by statutory instrument, and after consultation with the Agency, establish rules and regulations regarding the standards of conduct of every registered trader and processor in relation to the trade in any designated commodity.
17. Reports by traders and processors
18. Penalty for failing to register or comply with standards of conduct
19. Power to inspect recordsSubject to the Agricultural Credits Act, the Agency shall, prior to purchasing a designated commodity, inspect all relevant records to determine if the trader or processor selling the designated commodity has previously pledged the commodity as security or whether a charge or lien has been registered under that Act.[Cap. 224]
20. Penalties for disregarding registered charge or lienAny registered trader and processor who sells any designated commodity in disregard of a registered charge or lien on the designated commodity referred to in section nineteen shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to a penalty under the Agriculture Credits Act.[Cap. 224]
Part VII – National food emergency
21. Declaration of national food emergencyThe President may declare a national food emergency if, in his opinion, there is a major shortfall in the domestic production or availability of a designated commodity.
22. Vesting of Agency functions
Part VIII – General
23. Transitional periodThe Minister may exercise the powers of the Agency under this Act until such time as the members of the Agency are appointed.
24. Vesting of assets and transfer of liabilities
25. Registration of property to be transferred
26. Legal proceedings
27. RegulationsThe Minister may, by statutory instrument, and in consultation with the Agency, prescribe—
28. Repeal of Act No. 19 of 1989The National Agricultural Marketing Act is hereby repealed.
History of this document
26 October 2020
Repealed by Food Reserve Act, 2020
07 October 2005 amendment not yet applied
Amended by Food Reserve (Amendment) Act, 2005
28 April 1995