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Manufacturers told to make women friendly agricultural machines

Agriculture equipment manufacturers have been advised to produce women-friendly farming machines to attract more women into the sector. Dr. Julius Gatune, Senior Researcher and Policy Advisor, Africa Centre for Economic

African countries need to push Climate Smart Agriculture

The World Bank recently launched one of its largest climate smart agriculture initiatives in India. Through this $420 million initiative, the bank expects to reach over 25 million smallholder farmers

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Sugar project elates Chilangwa

Nava Bharat Ventures has announced that a US$225 million integrated sugar project in Kawambwa district is on the cards. Kawambwa Sugar Limited the company’s subsidiary has earmarked the development of

Japan told to invest in agriculture

Japan’s foreign investment promotion arm – Japan External Trade Organisation has urged the country’s private firms to invest in Zambia’s agriculture sector. Katsumi Hirano, Organisation Executive Vice President said JETO

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Agritech Expo wins prestigious AAXO ROAR award

Agritech Expo Zambia, has scooped its 3rd AAXO ROAR Award in honour of excellence in the exhibition and events industry on the continent during 2017. The awards are organised by

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Calling all farmers to the 5th Agritech Expo

Organisers of the annual Agritech Expo Zambia slated for the 12th to 14th April are optimistic that this year’s event will offer more. “Agritech Expo Zambia has been embraced by

Government anticipate fertiliser price fall

President Edgar Lungu has commissioned the US $5 million fertiliser blending plant at the Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone (MFEZ). Dora Siliya, agriculture minister said the increased fertiliser production and

Union bemoans poor agriculture preparations

Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) has bemoaned the country’s fading agriculture industry. Jervis Zimba, ZNFU President said agriculture is systematically being destroyed, citing that the country will in next 15

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Development spreads to Kalungwishi Farm Block

Government has signed a 393-million-U.S. dollar agricultural infrastructure development project for the 200,000 hectares of Kalungwishi Farm Block in Mporokoso district The deal signed with China Railway Seventh Group is

Technical staff gets training on climate change adaptation

Twenty officers and field technical staff from several ministries – agriculture, forestry, environment and resources, planning, development, finance and national research institutes recently gathered in Chisamba to discuss climate change.