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The pandemic must transform global agriculture

The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the risks of unhealthy diets and the extreme fragility of the global food system. But the economic reconstruction that will follow the pandemic represents a

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Zambia, SA expecting record maize harvest

According to the Agriculture Business Chamber (Agbiz), an organisation that represents commercial farmers and agribusiness, the expected harvest for the current production season in the case of South Africa is

Choosing an irrigation system

Selecting an irrigation system for a site is not always straight forward but depends upon many factors. Often sites are suited to several methods of irrigation and the final selection

Maize planter calibration to improve your profitability

Importance of planter calibration In dry land farming, maize, soya and dry beans are major crops produced by the majority of farmers on a commercial or smallholder scale. Whether using

Agro-processing of deciduous fruit

Introduction to the General Principles of Agro-Processing: Faced with the current economic realities, farmers worldwide are searching for new options of surviving, as well as expanding their business. One of

SilverStreet Capital pours funds into ZAMSEED

Zamseed’s management team has revealed that they would be using the new funding from SilverStreet to revamp its processing plant in Lusaka and to significantly expand its research capability, vegetable

Zambia returns to maize bumper harvest

Zambia has reportedly recorded an increase of maize harvest from the 2,004,389 metric tonnes produced last season to 3,387,469 this season. The harvest represents an increase of 69 percent. Agriculture

FES takes over BHBW Zambia

Malawian agricultural solutions company FES has acquired a stake in BHBW Zambia, an agricultural equipment supplier. FES intends to expand on the product range and replicate its successful business model

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APPSA project brings joy to farmers in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia

Agricultural Productivity Program for Southern Africa (APPSA) was a six-year project supported by the World Bank to promote a regional approach to agricultural technology generation and dissemination in three SADC

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Farmers selling maize at giveaway price, ZNFU

Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) has expressed concern over the decision by farmers who are reportedly selling their maize at give-away prices. ZNFU said the decision by some farmers in