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Allow the private sector to run agriculture in Zambia

Taking agriculture as a business in Zambia will NEVER be realised if the strong arm of government continues to interfere in the agriculture sector especially the maize value chain. We

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Agribusiness opportunities continue to expand in Zambia

Amatheon, one of Zambia’s large Agribusiness enterprises, has disclosed that it has budgeted to buy about 250 tons of quinoa from its out-grower farmers in Mumbwa worth about US$200,000 in

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Zambia, SA expecting record maize harvest

According to the Agriculture Business Chamber (Agbiz), an organisation that represents commercial farmers and agribusiness, the expected harvest for the current production season in the case of South Africa is

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Choosing an irrigation system

Selecting an irrigation system for a site is not always straight forward but depends upon many factors. Often sites are suited to several methods of irrigation and the final selection

SilverStreet Capital pours funds into ZAMSEED

Zamseed’s management team has revealed that they would be using the new funding from SilverStreet to revamp its processing plant in Lusaka and to significantly expand its research capability, vegetable

Zambia returns to maize bumper harvest

Zambia has reportedly recorded an increase of maize harvest from the 2,004,389 metric tonnes produced last season to 3,387,469 this season. The harvest represents an increase of 69 percent. Agriculture

Tiger Animal Feeds and Tiger Chicks Supporting local farmers

Herman Nienaber, Chief Operating Officer at Tiger Animal Feeds started working at Tiger Animal Feeds in 2009, becoming COO in 2013, and brings his long-held passions for agriculture and nutrition

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

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