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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

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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

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

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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

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Chiefs enter the maize price tussle

Traditional leaders have appealed to president Lungu to safeguard the agriculture sector and protect farmers from impoverishment. The chiefs implored President Lungu to intervene and reconsider the recently announced Food

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Good Nature’s crop diversification promotion kicks off

Five thousand smallholder farmers are to access improved seed varieties of legume to promote crop diversification courtesy of Good Nature Agro. The agro-business company believes the biggest agricultural challenge is

No export ban will be imposed – Mutati

Minister of Finance Felix Mutati has assured traders and buyers of grain that Zambia will no longer impose export bans and permits will be simplified to promote trade in the

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Farms raise safety and productivity through asset tracking

With workers and machines occupying the same working area in busy farming operations, proximity detection systems (PDS) are becoming vital tools to promote safety and productivity. According to Anton Lourens,