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Zambia, Tanzania to post maize surplus again

The latest grain forecast from Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) indicates that Zambia and Tanzania are expected to record bumper harvest. The two southern African countries are expected

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Private sector financed farm in the pipeline for Copperbelt

ECM Agri Limited has announced plans to develop a 4000 hectares commercial farm in Zambia’s Copperbelt, along the Luswishi River. With an estimated crop and livestock production cost of about

Mozambique commence avocados export to EU

International company Westfalia Fruit is ready to commence avocados exporting to Europe, two years after growing the fruit in the southern African nation. Manuel Roriz, consultant with Westfalia Fruit Mozambique

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Western province gets lions share of 2017 Agro Budget, Government contracts US$45million AfDB loan to support the cashew nut rebirth.

Finance Minister, Felix Mutati yesterday presented the long awaited austerity budget for 2017. The newly appointed minister paid glowing tribute his predecessor, Alexander Bwalya Chikwanda (ABC). He stated that “I

SA farmers plan to raise maize farmland by 26.5%

South African commercial farmers intend to increase the area planted with maize by 26.5% to 2.46-million hectares‚ in the 2017 production season‚ due to favourable weather forecasts. The improved weather

K200,000 cassava bulking centre on cards in Kasama

The Small-Holder Agribusiness Promotion Programme (SAPP) is to construct a cassava bulking centre in Kasama at a cost of over K200,000 to enable small-scale farmers to access markets easily. According

Kapiri farmers reject FRA maize price

The Food Reserve Agency in Kapiri Mposhi has closed some of its satellite depots following resistance by small-scale farmers in supplying maize to the agency. FRA staff interviewed recently said

Invest in Agriculture to drive diversification of Zambia’s economy, urges Stanbic bank MD

STANBIC chief executive officer Charles Mudiwa says the current economic environment caused by amongst other factors, decreasing copper prices, reemphasizes the need and importance of investing in the agriculture sector