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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

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

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Zambia using cassava as a tool to fight COVID-19

This year cassava field has brought not just a secure harvest but also a financial to growers windfall as innovative buyers are using the products as a tool to combat

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FQMS CONSERVATION FARMERS PROJECT A BUMPER HARVEST

As the mining firm’s conservation farming project is quickly turning North-Western Province into Zambia’s food basket Farmers in Solwezi, Mushindamo and Kalumbila Districts of North-Western Province are projecting a bumper

ZAW advises maize farmers to guard against exploitative private buyers

The Zambia Alliance of Women has advised small-scale farmers to guard against exploitative private maize buyers. Executive director Edah Chimya said they should guard by not selling their maize before

Facing down the armyworm pest

Zambia is once again facing a serious threat to its staple crop, maize, which comprises 90 % of its food energy intake. The threat comes from an invasion of fall

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KASAMA SMALL-SCALE FARMERS TO BENEFIT FROM ZAMBIAN BREWERIES’ CASSAVA INITIATIVE

Kasama small scale farmers are also set to reap the rewards of the Zambian Breweries’ cassava-buying programme which was launched in the area recently. The move by the brewing company,

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