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Zambia Raises Benchmark Interest Rate to 15.5% From 12.5%

The Bank of Zambia raised its benchmark lending rate by a record 3 percentage points to rein in inflation after the currency of Africa’s second-biggest copper producer lost almost half

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Animal Spray Races launched

NWK Agri-services has launched six spray races in Mumbwa District aimed at eradicating animal diseases and increase productivity. The six spray races are as a result of a partnership between

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FRA buys maize worth K98m in Muchinga

THE Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has bought maize worth over K98 million from farmers in Muchinga Province. The agency has since paid out K29 million to the farmers who have

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Zambia gets $30 Million for Skills, Jobs and Entrepreneurship for Women and Youth in the Agriculture Sector

The African Development Bank’s board of Executive Directors approved on Wednesday, October 14 a loan of US $30 million to the Government of Zambia for the Skills Development and Entrepreneurship

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ZAMBEEF Commits to Long-term Investment

ambeef Products has pledged its long-term commitment to the agriculture sector and urged other farmers to follow its lead in developing the sector for generations to come. “Farmers need to

Millers should blame poor management for having insufficient maize – Nguleka

ZNFU president Dr Evelyn Nguleka says millers have no excuse for having insufficient maize as the commodity has been available and should not blame anybody but poor management. The ZNFU

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JTI records a slump in 2015 tobacco production

Japan Tobacco International Leaf Zambia Limited says bad weather conditions have affected crop size and production this year. Japan Tobacco International (JTI), the world’s third-largest tobacco company, established its presence

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ZAMGOAT Rakes in $150,000 in revenue

AMGOAT Products Limited has to-date procured more than 2,300 goats from the small scale farmers across the country and generated revenue of over US$150,000. Currently, the company has invested US$50,000

Africa’s post-harvest loss study completed

The Rockefeller Foundation has completed a US$10 million post harvest loss study in Africa which will be followed up with the development of various techniques to help rural farmers reduce

AGRF closes with Roadmap

STAKEHOLDERS at the just-ended African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) have identified and committed themselves to resolving challenges of finance, input and agriculture infrastructure for the smallholder farmers in Africa. Others