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Copper producer plants bio-diesel trees on tailings dumpsite

…trees will revegetate a disused dump site, improve soil fertility and produce bio-diesel Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) has launched an ambitious bio diesel project in the Copperbelt at one of

Rice project to close unemployment gap

Large-scale rice farming is set to kickoff in the Northern Province, as part of efforts to bridge unemployment gap. British firm Commodities Management Research Global Limited and Mungwi Farming Corporation

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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, 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

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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State announce plans to boost goats, sheep stock

Government intends to scale up small livestock breading to improve the country’s capacity to export. So far, several markets on the continent are on target, ahead of the breeding boost

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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,

NCZ looks to PPPs to prop up production

Nitrogen Chemicals of Zambia (NCZ) is mooting plans to reduce reliance on government. The company has signaled intentions to venture into public-private partnership (PPPs), as the parastatal seek independence. According

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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

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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