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Export market for Tanzania’s cassava sourced

The Tanzania Agricultural Export Processing Zone Limited (TAEPZ) and Epoch Agriculture from China have sealed an out-grower scheme. The deal will ensure cassava farmers in Tanzania have access to reliable

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Zambia needs poultry farmers training

Skills gap is affecting the country’s commercialisation of poultry and related products, Poultry Association of Zambia (PAZ) has said. Dominic Chanda, Executive Manager at PAZ said the nation need to

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Smooth roll-out anticipated, as e-voucher cards activation begins

Activation of the electronic voucher cards enabling farmers to access subsidised inputs from agro-dealers for this farming season is ongoing, Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) has announced. The e-voucher system,

NATSAVE injects financial support in Namwala district

Farmers in Namwala district have started receiving credit facilities from the government owned financial institution – National Credit and Savings Bank (NATSAVE). The scheme provided under the banner ‘Bunjimi Asset

More extension workers needed

As part of efforts to increase information access among farmers, the agriculture minister has approached cabinet seeking authority to employ more extension farmers. Dora Siliya, Agriculture minister said engaging additional

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Incentivise large-scale farmers, WB tells government

World Bank says Zambia should stimulate large scale farmers to increase production, as a solution to reduce food security risks. The bank said incentivising farmers has multiple benefits such as

Identify strategies to improve agriculture output

Africa should discover strategies to improve food security, experts at the Indaba Agricultural Policy and Research Institute (IAPRI) have said. Dr. Chance Kabaghe, Executive Director at IAPRI said evidence-based strategies

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FNB advise farmers to exploit new pricing system

Farmers have been urged to utilise fair market price opportunities offered through the Zambia Agriculture Commodity Exchange (ZAMACE). President Edgar Lungu recently announced that government will no longer dictate market

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$200m hybrid power plant for Shangombo

Finnish-based renewable energy firm Nacart has been awarded a contract to design, construct and install a US$200 million hybrid power plant at Shangombo sugar plantation in the Western province. The PADIC

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UK finance soyabeans projects in Zambia and Kenya

Two agribusiness companies – Classic Foods Limited and Seba Foods Limited of Kenya and Zambia respectively have won of over £1 million funding to address soyabeans challenges in the East