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Proposed sugar tax in SA will cause extensive job losses

The South African Sugar Association (SASA) has called on Treasury to reconsider its intention to introduce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) by April 2017. “It is the view of the

South African aquaculture success lies with government

The success of the tilapia industry in South Africa is largely dependent on government’s attitude to the industry, and the legislation implemented to control it. Government should consider several factors

Oxfam Zambia to give out farm inputs

OXFAM Zambia has provided agricultural input support to about 4,000 farmers in Southern and Western provinces to promote diversification. The organisation will give out various farm inputs worth about US$240,000

Crop At Risk yet Hydro Power Positive Outlook due to La Niña Effects on Zambia.

Africa’s second largest copper producer Zambia, forecasts above normal rains 2016/2017 season due to La Niña phenomenon. La Niña effects is the cooling of the seas surface temperatures in the

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National Union for Small Scale Farmers of Zambia – NUSZ calls for increased membership to improve market access and better financing opportunities

National Union for small scale farmers of Zambia says small scale farmers should unite if there to be any meaningful growth in the agriculture sector. Union General Secretary Emack Kaoma

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Mpongwe in $2m silos boost

AGDEVCO has committed about US$2 million to NWK Grain Handlers Limited (NGHL) for the financing of grain silos and handling equipment. AgDevCo, which is a social impact investor and project

Zambia to cut agriculture and energy subsidies in $1.2billion IMF deal

Zambian president Edgar Lungu has pledged to remove or reduce energy and agricultural subsidies as part of a loan deal with the International Monetary Fund that could top $1.2 billion,

Farmers cautioned against misdirecting FISP

Farmers in Sesheke have been warned against misdirecting agricultural inputs supplied in the district under the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) that they will face the wrath of the law.

Honour agro pledges, Africa urged

Despite an annual increase of public investments in the agriculture sector, most African countries have not honoured their pledge to channel the funds to the sector, a latest Africa Agriculture

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‘Agricultural production to increase’

The National Union for Small-scale Farmers of Zambia (NUSFAZ) says pronouncements by President Lungu that the country needs to work on agriculture as the mainstay will help increase productivity and

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