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Cassava, the next premier crop

Agriculture permanent secretary Julius Shawa said the country has found alternative use for excess cassava produced in the country. Speaking during the 3rd Cassava World Summit in Lusaka, Shawa said

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Fisheries, livestock statistics collection starts

Comprehensive livestock and aquaculture census has kicked off to update the country’s database following two decades without records. Michael Katambo, the minister of fisheries and livestock said preparations for project

FRA on track to meet maize target

The Food Reserve Agency (FRA) is on track meet this year’s maize target, amid qualms over purchasing price with farmers across the country. Chola Kafwabulula, Executive Director of FRA said

Cassava potential put on spotlight

Cassava industry stakeholders are set to the gather for the 3rd Cassava World Africa summit in Lusaka, this month. The two day meeting slated for the 10th to the 11th

HH fires salvo to Lungu over maize price

Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has given President Edgar Lungu a 15-day ultimatum to increase the price of maize. Hichilema has challenged Lungu to hike the marketing season price from K60

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Insurance man takes unique path in quail farming, and he’s winning

David Chifuna (40), a Lusaka-based insurance underwriter, is successfully farming quail as a sideline business. It is not unusual for Zambians to run a part-time business while they work a

Plant cassava to mitigate drought – Siliya

Government has challenged the nation to strengthen efforts to develop drought resistant crops, besides maize. Dora Siliya, agriculture minister recently said to plough a variety of crop will mitigate the

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Chibombo out-grower scheme to reach 2000 beneficiaries

Mount Meru Millers Zambia Limited intends to grow its support to soya bean farmers. The proposal to reach over 2,000 beneficiaries from 600 under the Chibombo out-grower scheme is a

Coffee plantation to create jobs for Chingola

Government intends to revive coffee plantation in Chingola’s Ipafu area, as part of efforts to diversify the district exclusively dependent on mining. Mary Chibesa, Chingola District Commissioner said breathing life

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Kalahari Red Goats scoop several awards in Botswana

Botswana’s farming enterprise – Bushra Kalahari Reds has emerged the most victorious throughout this year’s season of agriculture and farming shows. The enterprise has collected accolades at district shows held