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President calls for aquaculture ventures

President Edgar Lungu has advised farmers to start investing in fish farming, to halt importing of fish from other countries. The President further said farmers cultivating maize and soya beans

Government to fast-track maize purchase payments

Government has purchased over 200 thousand bags of white maize in the just ended maize purchasing season in Kasama district of Northern Province. Kelly Kashiwa, Kasama District Commissioner told ZANIS

Agriculturists in Mzimba stranded as soya costs fall.

In the wake of offering soya beans at k330 per kilogramme(kg) a year ago, agriculturists in Mzimba are currently stranded with immense huge amounts of the yield due to, among

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Zambia to export 100,000 tons of maize to East Africa, bulk meant for Kenya

Zambia will export 100,000 of maize to three east African states facing a shortage, with the bulk of the grain going to Kenya, a government official said on Monday. In

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AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS RACE TO HALT ARMYWORM CATASTROPHE.

The destruction caused by the fall armyworm. Virtually every plant in every row of the 20-hectare hybrid section of the Peacock Seeds farm had been severely damaged. Jumbe and his

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Mozambique to export avocados to Europe

The company Westfalia Fruto Moçambique has announced that it will export avocados produced in the central province of Manica to the international market and especially France. Westfalia consultant Manuel Roriz

Pineapple industry revived in Ikelenge

Smallholder pineapple farmers in Ikelenge’s have hopes revived after Zambezi Pineapples announced the launch of a US$160,000 processing factory. The new factory to benefit over 1200 farmers comes after the

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Case IH Takes ‘Tractor of the Year’ Title For 2017 With Optum 300 CVX

The 2017 Tractor of the Year title has been awarded to Case IH for its Optum 300 CVX tractor, a result that acknowledges the marque’s focus on farmers’ commitment to

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K200,000 cassava bulking centre on cards in Kasama

The Small-Holder Agribusiness Promotion Programme (SAPP) is to construct a cassava bulking centre in Kasama at a cost of over K200,000 to enable small-scale farmers to access markets easily. According

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Set up cotton out-grower scheme, IDC told

Goverment has directed the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to work with the Cotton Association of Zambia (CAZ) and Mumbwa Farmers Ginning and Pressing Company to establish a cotton out-grower scheme