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Rice project to close unemployment gap

Large-scale rice farming is set to kickoff in the Northern Province, as part of efforts to bridge unemployment gap. British firm Commodities Management Research Global Limited and Mungwi Farming Corporation

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Government told to address cotton production challenges

The Cotton Development Trust (CDT) has bemoaned lack of mechanisation and under-utilisation of farming land, as stumbling blocks to the country’s cotton yields. Lwisya Silwimba, Director at CDT said Zambia

Farms off ZESCO grid to get power

South African firm Gridbow Engineers has scooped a tender to supply affordable solar energy to farm blocks not serviced by ZESCO. Initial targeting Nansanga, Luena, Manshya and Lusiwasi farm blocks, the

Constraints hold back irrigation progress

Government has been urged to zoom in on agricultural challenges that dampen down crop irrigation development. George Okech, Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) Country Manager told Parliamentary Committee on Status

Improved Agritech Expo on the cards

Agritech Expo Zambia the country’s leading outdoor agricultural event and only outdoor live, exhibition slated for Chisamba in April continues to get better. “As Zambian agriculture continues moving with changing

Export market for Tanzania’s cassava sourced

The Tanzania Agricultural Export Processing Zone Limited (TAEPZ) and Epoch Agriculture from China have sealed an out-grower scheme. The deal will ensure cassava farmers in Tanzania have access to reliable

Zambia, Tanzania to post maize surplus again

The latest grain forecast from Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) indicates that Zambia and Tanzania are expected to record bumper harvest. The two southern African countries are expected

Zambia needs poultry farmers training

Skills gap is affecting the country’s commercialisation of poultry and related products, Poultry Association of Zambia (PAZ) has said. Dominic Chanda, Executive Manager at PAZ said the nation need to

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State announce plans to boost goats, sheep stock

Government intends to scale up small livestock breading to improve the country’s capacity to export. So far, several markets on the continent are on target, ahead of the breeding boost

Smooth roll-out anticipated, as e-voucher cards activation begins

Activation of the electronic voucher cards enabling farmers to access subsidised inputs from agro-dealers for this farming season is ongoing, Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) has announced. The e-voucher system,