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Coffee plantation to create jobs for Chingola

Africa Coffee plantation to create jobs for Chingola

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Shawa pleads with farmers to reconsider maize production boycott

News Shawa pleads with farmers to reconsider maize production boycott

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Cotton ginnery to spur Lundazi’s production

News Cotton ginnery to spur Lundazi’s production

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Zambia’s crocodile farmers buoyed by Govt decision

With the Government suspending a 10 percent export duty, Zambia’s crocodile farmers are confident there will be an increase in investment, production and skin exports. The removal of the duty on crocodile skins has helped boost producers’ viability, the Zambia Crocodile Farmers Association (ZaCFA) said in a statement. Farmers who survived the negative financial impact of the export duty and

Crocodile industry in crisis as export tax bites

Production halves as farmers prepare to close. The Zambian Crocodile Farmers Association (ZCFA) has warned the industry faces imminent closure as the imposition of this year’s 10 per cent export duty takes effect. Zambian crocodile skins are prized the world over for high-end footwear, handbags and garments, but now some US$1.3 million of crocodile skins are sitting in cold storage

Hippos bully Chadiza residents.

Farmers of Naviluli Ward in Chadiza district have reported harassment by a hippo. Misheck Mbewe, Naviluli Ward Councillor said in Chadiza that the mammal has destroyed vegetables in people’s gardens along Katiula Stream. Mbewe says that the animal is raising fear among people in the area adding that farmers have stopped going to their gardens for fear of being attacked.

Swine fever outbreak detected on farm in South Africa

An outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been detected at a pig farm in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province.

Gov urged to contain FMD

The farmers unions have since called on government to hasten with innovations to contain the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD),

Sausage fury results in a lawsuit

LEGANA Investments Limited has counter sued a Lusaka resident and her spouse for libel over allegations that the company’s sausage