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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

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

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

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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.