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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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Swine fever outbreak detected on farm in South Africa

An outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been detected at a pig farm in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. Thoko Didiza, Minister of Agriculture, forestry and fisheries, says the

Take fish farming seriously, warns President

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has urged Zambians to help contribute to the country’s food security by seriously taking up fish farming. Speaking during the State House Open Day on fish growing

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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Zambia’s crocodile farmers buoyed by Govt decision

With the Government suspending a 10 percent export duty, Zambia’s crocodile farmers are confident there will be an increase in investment, production and skin exports. The removal of the duty

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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

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Six tips to make your fish farm more environmentally sustainable

The following tips are designed to help small-scale aquaculture operators, particularly in Asia and Africa, reduce their environmental impacts and embrace operational sustainability. The aquaculture sector continues to grow rapidly

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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