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World Pulses Day targets awareness

Changes in the weather patterns usually exert a percentage of pressure on agriculture ecosystems, particularly in regions with populations that are especially vulnerable.   This then is a call for

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Drought hits SA’s Free State

South Africa’s Free State has issued a declaration notice to all municipal managers informing them about the pending drought disaster in the area. Francois Wilken, Free State Agriculture (FSA) president

Wake up call for farmers in SA

Farmers can no longer rely on the expected increase in demand for food globally to ensure future profitability, international agribusiness expert said. Professor Marcos Fava Neves, from the University of

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Cashew seedlings quality non negotiable by Government

The Zambian government has negated to compromise on the quality of Cashew Seedlings produced in the Western Province. In accordance to media reports, Government says it will not compromise on

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Maize cultivation gets boost in Tanzania

  The National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) and Tanzania Agriculture Development Bank (TADB) have signed a contract to yield greener pastures for the Tanzanian farmers. According to media reports, the

Suspected GMO grains in transit stopped for lab tests in Zambia

The National Biosafety Authority (NBA) in Zambia halted trucks carrying grains in transit on suspicions of Genetic Modified Organisms (GMOs) contained. According to Lusaka Times, samples of the products said

Tobacco, Cotton & Soya dominate Agro exports as inflation ticks up

Zambia’s Agricultural exports has continued to be dominated by cash crops Tobacco, Cotton and Soya. This was confirmed by the Central Statistics Office – CSO monthly bulletin for October 2018.

Zambia has enough maize grain  – MAZ

The Millers Association of Zambia -MAZ- says the country has enough maize grain to last up to the next harvest period. MAZ President Andrew Chintala says there is therefore no

Illovo Zambia half year earnings plummet

The country’s sugar company Illovo Zambia’s half year earnings declined by 79.6 percent to ZMW18.1mn from ZMW89mn on account of flush global sugar and thin export markets. Statistics indicate that

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