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FISP contract accorded to NCZ

A contract to supply 15,000 metric tonnes of basal dressing fertilizer has been awarded to the Nitrogen Chemicals of Zambia (NCZ) by the state. The Chief Executive Officer, William Mwale

Importation of rice deprive local industry growth-Farmers

The rice industry in Zambia has the potential to grow and create jobs yet is faced with limitations resulting from importation of Nakonde and Thai rice. This growing concern has

Mumbwa Farmers skillfully equipped

Over 10 thousand farmers in Mumbwa District of the Central Province of Zambia have undergone training in various farming domains. This farming programme which is headed by World Vision Zambia

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Farmers encouraged to venture in organic farming-SAFADA

Farmers countrywide have been urged to venture in organic farming as it requires minimal water consumption for the growth of crops.   This follows an interview with the Small Scale

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Gov keen on local produce consumption

The government is stern on the need to consume locally produced commodities in order to promote and empower farming country wide. This comes after an intention by government to consider

Grapes Indaba convenes in Italy

Italian and foreign producers, buyers, technologists and importers are set to convene at Table Grape Meeting during Macfrut. The inaugural edition of the Table Grape Meeting will be divided into

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Traditional leaders urged to venture in seed processing

At the official opening of the National Agriculture Field Day in Chief Mibenge’s Chiefdom in Mansa district on the Luapula province, President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has called on all chiefs

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Farmers urged to plant drought resistant crops

Among the many challenges being faced countrywide the climate changes have had a toll on agriculture undertakings within Zambia. This is among the reasons government is encouraging farmers countrywide to

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Luapula Farmers to yield from KTC

The Luapula Province Minister, Nixon Chilangwa alluded  that expansion happenings at Kawambwa Tea Company will advantage more than 6000 farmers. This follows management’s decision to expand operations due to the

Rwanda urged to up local coffee intake

Africa’s second largest coffee producer has since been urged to increase its local produce consumption.   According to the National Agricultural Export Board statistics, Rwanda exports ninety seven percent of