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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

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Farmers bemoan power and feed challenges

Poultry producers in Kitwe on the Copperbelt have aired out their business challenges due to increased feed prices and the inconsistent power supply. The poultry farmers said such developments in

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NCZ targets 100,000metric tonnes of D compound fertilizer

NITROGEN Chemicals of Zambia (NCZ) is targeting to produce 100,000 metric tonnes of D Compound fertiliser this year. Compound fertilizers are made using basic fertilizer materials, such as NH3, ammonium

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Visible progress in fish deficit

The Fisheries and Livestock Minister Kampamba Chewe articulates that government has made progress in reducing fish deficit in the country. The Minister alleged that from the year 2001 to date,

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Cashew seedlings quality non negotiable by Government

The Zambian government has negated to compromise on the quality of Cashew Seedlings produced in the Western Province. In accordance to media reports, Government says it will not compromise on

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Maize cultivation gets boost in Tanzania

  The National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) and Tanzania Agriculture Development Bank (TADB) have signed a contract to yield greener pastures for the Tanzanian farmers. According to media reports, the

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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