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Kalahari Red Goats scoop several awards in Botswana

Botswana’s farming enterprise – Bushra Kalahari Reds has emerged the most victorious throughout this year’s season of agriculture and farming shows. The enterprise has collected accolades at district shows held

Chiefs enter the maize price tussle

Traditional leaders have appealed to president Lungu to safeguard the agriculture sector and protect farmers from impoverishment. The chiefs implored President Lungu to intervene and reconsider the recently announced Food

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Good Nature’s crop diversification promotion kicks off

Five thousand smallholder farmers are to access improved seed varieties of legume to promote crop diversification courtesy of Good Nature Agro. The agro-business company believes the biggest agricultural challenge is

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Solar mills to strength staple-food value-chain

Presidential Solar Milling Plant Initiative intends to purchase over 2000 solar powered milling machines. Chanda Kasolo, Eastern Province Permanent Secretary said so far 100 solar milling plants had been commissioned

Oats processing centre opens in Lusaka

Kasisi Agriculture Training Centre (KATC) has announced plans to open the country’s first oats processing centre in Lusaka’s Kasisi area. The plant is scheduled to open in October will process

Shawa pleads with farmers to reconsider maize production boycott

Government has pleaded with farmers not to abandon maize production due to low purchasing prices by Food Reserve Agency (FRA). Julius Shawa, Permanent Secretary in the ministry of agriculture said

Zambian grain futures – no need to hold back

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has been working closely with ZAMACE to prepare the market participants as well as trading and settlement systems to accommodate the trading of futures contract

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ZAFFICO plans to make Kawambwa Tea competitive

Zambia Forest and Forestry Industries Corporation (ZAFFICO) director of plantations Cosmas Nshingo says the company is developing a five-year strategic plan aimed at revamping Kawambwa Tea Factory to make it

Wamis Agro gets funding boost

A local firm, Wamis Agro Seed Enterprise, has received capital injection of K225,000 to buy 25 tonnes of soya beans seed from an out-grower scheme in Kapiri Mposhi district. Wamis

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CCPC warns agro-dealers selling expired inputs

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has warned agro-dealers who are selling expired farming inputs to unsuspecting farmers that they risk being arrested. Eastern Province CCPC investigation officer Emmanuel Zulu

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