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Government support to aquaculture bears fruit

President Edgar Lungu says efforts to increase fish production are bearing fruit, as government proactively promote aquaculture. Statistics indicate that yields have increased from 12 988 metric tonnes of fish

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Bell and Lonagro team up in Mozambique, Malawi

Bell Equipment, has appointed Lonagro Mozambique as its exclusive dealer in Mozambique and Malawi. The development comes, as part of the group’s strategy to grow its independent dealer network in

Livestock products imports worry government

As plans to streamline the importation of mechanically deboned meat continue, government has expressed unease on increased meat imports. Michael Katambo, the fisheries and livestock minister revealed that volumes of

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Cassava, the next premier crop

Agriculture permanent secretary Julius Shawa said the country has found alternative use for excess cassava produced in the country. Speaking during the 3rd Cassava World Summit in Lusaka, Shawa said

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Fisheries, livestock statistics collection starts

Comprehensive livestock and aquaculture census has kicked off to update the country’s database following two decades without records. Michael Katambo, the minister of fisheries and livestock said preparations for project

Sustainability intensification efforts reach Zambia

Smallholder farmers in Zambia are beneficiaries of scheme to deliver more effective policies and investments in sustainable agriculture. The Supporting Smallholder Farmers’ Decision-making: Managing Trade-offs and Synergies for Sustainable Intensification

Siliya forges ahead with irrigation, mechanisation

…relegate the hoe to the museum, ensure rural areas are empowered with tillers. Government has budgeted 200billion Kwacha for the 2017/2018 farming season. Dora Siliya, the minister of agriculture said

FRA on track to meet maize target

The Food Reserve Agency (FRA) is on track meet this year’s maize target, amid qualms over purchasing price with farmers across the country. Chola Kafwabulula, Executive Director of FRA said

Utilise tech supported agric methods – UNZA

Government’s drive to diversify the economy should embrace enhanced agricultural production, the University of Zambia’s (UNZA) Vice Chancellor Professor Luke Lumba has said. Speaking at the overseas seminar on agriculture

Cassava potential put on spotlight

Cassava industry stakeholders are set to the gather for the 3rd Cassava World Africa summit in Lusaka, this month. The two day meeting slated for the 10th to the 11th