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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

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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

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

Cassava, the next premier crop

Agriculture permanent secretary Julius Shawa said the country has found alternative use for excess cassava produced in the country. Speaking during the 3rd Cassava World Summit in Lusaka, Shawa said

FRA on track to meet maize target

The Food Reserve Agency (FRA) is on track meet this year’s maize target, amid qualms over purchasing price with farmers across the country. Chola Kafwabulula, Executive Director of FRA said

Cassava potential put on spotlight

Cassava industry stakeholders are set to the gather for the 3rd Cassava World Africa summit in Lusaka, this month. The two day meeting slated for the 10th to the 11th

HH fires salvo to Lungu over maize price

Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has given President Edgar Lungu a 15-day ultimatum to increase the price of maize. Hichilema has challenged Lungu to hike the marketing season price from K60

Plant cassava to mitigate drought – Siliya

Government has challenged the nation to strengthen efforts to develop drought resistant crops, besides maize. Dora Siliya, agriculture minister recently said to plough a variety of crop will mitigate the

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Chibombo out-grower scheme to reach 2000 beneficiaries

Mount Meru Millers Zambia Limited intends to grow its support to soya bean farmers. The proposal to reach over 2,000 beneficiaries from 600 under the Chibombo out-grower scheme is a

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Coffee plantation to create jobs for Chingola

Government intends to revive coffee plantation in Chingola’s Ipafu area, as part of efforts to diversify the district exclusively dependent on mining. Mary Chibesa, Chingola District Commissioner said breathing life