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Satellite depots cut affect Mkaika farmers.

Some farmers in Mkaika Constituency of Katete district are facing challenges with marketing their maize. The development has been attributed to reduction of satellite depots by the Food Reserve Agency

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Zambian grain futures – no need to hold back

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has been working closely with ZAMACE to prepare the market participants as well as trading and settlement systems to accommodate the trading of futures contract

New maize floor price irks MMD

Opposition politicians have challenged government on the latest maize floor price of 60 Kwacha for a 50 kilogramme bag. Chishala Chilufya, Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) National Chairperson for Agriculture

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Zambia, Tanzania to post maize surplus again

The latest grain forecast from Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) indicates that Zambia and Tanzania are expected to record bumper harvest. The two southern African countries are expected

Western province gets lions share of 2017 Agro Budget, Government contracts US$45million AfDB loan to support the cashew nut rebirth.

Finance Minister, Felix Mutati yesterday presented the long awaited austerity budget for 2017. The newly appointed minister paid glowing tribute his predecessor, Alexander Bwalya Chikwanda (ABC). He stated that “I

State to review Co-operatives Act

Government is in the process of reviewing the Co-operatives Act to strengthen its capacity to enhance diversification, Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry permanent secretary Kayula Siame said. Ms Siame

Zambia Sugar taken over by global food giant, Associated British Foods (ABF) after EU Sugar Industry deregulation

The European Union (EU) is said to be the third largest sugar producing region and the second largest consumer in the world. This makes the region and its Sugar companies

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ZAMACE, JSE concludes deal

The Zambian Agricultural Commodities Exchange (ZAMACE) has finalised the process of listing Zambian grain contracts on the JSE, the South African Stock Exchange to boost liquidity in the commodity market.

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Invest in Agriculture to drive diversification of Zambia’s economy, urges Stanbic bank MD

STANBIC chief executive officer Charles Mudiwa says the current economic environment caused by amongst other factors, decreasing copper prices, reemphasizes the need and importance of investing in the agriculture sector

Mpongwe in $2m silos boost

AGDEVCO has committed about US$2 million to NWK Grain Handlers Limited (NGHL) for the financing of grain silos and handling equipment. AgDevCo, which is a social impact investor and project