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High-speed Zambia-Mozambique rail on the cards

A US-based company, Railnet International, is proposing to Fund an $11 billion medium speed rail line between Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Railnet CEO, Donald Kress, said the company was in

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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AgriPay Brings Digital Banking to Thousands of Zambian Farmers

Most of Zambia’s rural farmers live several kilometres away from their nearest neighbour and even further away from the nearest settlement where shops, agro-dealers and other services, such as agency

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Rwanda issues a stern warning amid Lake Virus attack

The Rwandan government has issued a statement warning any persons bringing live fish illegally into the country after tilapia lake virus (TiLV) was identified in various countries. Following the discovery,

E745,000 needed to help 2.3 million people cushion against drought-Caritas

Caritas is appealing for E745,000 to support Zambian communities as they cope with the impact of the drought and help them build resilience against future climate crises. It has already

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Agritech Expo Zambia: Showcasing Latest farming technology

With mechanisation being the key to farming business in the 21st century, this year’s Agritech Expo Zambia is set to witness an array of latest farming technology from the exhibitors.

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Fighting Extreme Weather: Improved weather forecasting tools are giving farmers in Zambia the support they need to build resilience & prepare for more frequent climate shocks

After Grace Vandika’s crops were wiped out in a drought that scorched much of Zambia last year, she has been glued to her radio, anxiously awaiting weather reports in hopes

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UK-AFRICA SUMMIT: Britain makes a small first step towards green technology

Climate campaigners have described the announcement by the British government to suspend financial support for thermal coal as a “small first step.” The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson announced at

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Revitalizing economic ties top of agenda at the UK-Africa summit

African Development Bank President Akinwumi  Adesina is expected in London for the UK-Africa Summit, an investment summit aimed at forging new partnerships under the theme: ‘Partners for prosperity.’ The summit

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Preps for the AgriTech Expo 2020 in full swing

Organisers of the AgriTech Expo are confident that this year’s edition of the trade fair will be a success as preparations are already in full swing. GART research centre in