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52 entries from South Africa in the 2016 World Cheese Awards

With entries for the prestigious 2016 World Cheese Awards (WCA) now closed, competition organisers have been able to confirm that 52 entries were received from 13 of South Africa’s cheesemakers.

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FISP targets over 27,000 Kasama farmers

Over 27,700 farmers are expected to benefit from the fertiliser input support programme (FISP) in Kasama in the 2016/17 farming season, the district agriculture co-ordinator Benny Tembo has disclosed. Mr.

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Stakeholders embark on training for poultry farmers

The Poultry Association of Zambia (PAZ) and the SNV of the Netherlands have embarked on improving the skills of poultry farmers and players in the industry through trainings in agri-business

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SA farmers plan to raise maize farmland by 26.5%

South African commercial farmers intend to increase the area planted with maize by 26.5% to 2.46-million hectares‚ in the 2017 production season‚ due to favourable weather forecasts. The improved weather

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Country needs strategy to link farmers to Agro-processors

The Zambia Association of Manufacturers (ZAM) says the country needs to adopt a strong and resilient strategy that will link farmers to processors to boost the manufacturing base. ZAM chief

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Kariba Dam Levels Causing Concern as State Power Company Widens Load Shedding Hours

Dam levels at the worlds largest man made lake the Kariba have started to deplete causing concern. Last dam level measurement as per Zambezi River Authority- ZRA website on 10

FRA closes 17 depots in Lundazi

The Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has closed 17 inactive satellite depots due to poor flow of maize in Lundazi. Of the 20 satellite depots, 17 have been dormant during the

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ZAMACE, JSE concludes deal

The Zambian Agricultural Commodities Exchange (ZAMACE) has finalised the process of listing Zambian grain contracts on the JSE, the South African Stock Exchange to boost liquidity in the commodity market.

NCZ to produce compound D

Zambian  Fertilisers has partnered with transportation companies to ferry 33,000 tonnes of raw fertiliser from South Africa to the Nitrogen Chemicals of Zambia (NCZ) to produce compound D. The transporting

Govt advised to harness large-scale farming

An Agricultural research institute says Zambia needs to urgently harness large-scale commercial farmers’ potential to produce winter maize for export under irrigation to reduce smuggling. The Indaba Agricultural Policy and