Fish storks to improve-Govt

    Government says it is making strides to improve fish stocks in the Country.   Minister of Livestock and Fisheries Michael Katambo says this is being done through the 50-million-US-dollar Aquaculture project.   Mr. Katambo says the project will boost fish production and job creation in the country.   He told ZNBC news in an interview in Ndola

Aquaculture project impresses Govt

    Government is implementing the 50-million-US-dollar Aquaculture project aimed at boosting fish production and job creation in Zambia.   Livestock and Fisheries Minister Michael Katambo says the project is a joint venture between government and the World bank.   He told ZNBC in an interview in Ndola that the World bank has released 45 million

Animal census starts

    Government has started the process of conducting a comprehensive livestock and aquaculture census.   Minister of Fisheries and Livestock Michael Katambo says preparations for the Livestock and aquaculture census have reached an advanced stage, and that data collection activities will start next month.   Mr Katambo says the country has had no comprehensive livestock

Use cassava starch-Siliya

    Minister of Agriculture Dora Siliya says Zambia needs to do more to make use of excess cassava that is produced in the country.   Ms. Siliya says there has been interest from mining firms to use cassava starch in processing plants and in the beverage industry for beer production.   She notes that the

LUNGU to commission wheat harvest project

    President Edgar Lungu is Tuesday expected in Lundazi District where he will commission the first ever commercial wheat harvest project by the Zambia National Service (ZNS).   Eastern Province Permanent Secretary Chanda Kasolo says President Lungu will commission the harvest from a 240-acre irrigation farm at Ng'onga ZNS camp in Lumezi constituency. ZANIS

Avert animal diseases-Mapanza

  Livingstone District Cooperative Union Chairperson Rwinnick Mapanza has urged farmers to work closely with the veterinary department to ensure their livestock are disease free.   Mr. Mapanza says the rainy season comes with a number of animal diseases hence the need for farmers in Livingstone and Kazungula districts to be alert and

World Bank gives east farmers $814 000

    The World Bank has disbursed over 814 thousand U.S dollars to communities and farmer cooperatives in Eastern Province.   World Bank country manager Ina Ruthenberg says 60 percent of the amount will be given to farmers for actions taken to reduce pressure on forests.   Ms. Ruthenberg says the project demonstrates how to twin

World Bank guides on FISP

    The World Bank has advised government to consider limiting the Farmer Input Support Program -FISP- to three years to allow farmers graduate out of the system.   World Bank Zambia Lead Agriculture Economist Willem Janssen says Zambia spends a lot on the FISP but  farmers do not graduate.   Appearing before Expanded Budget Committee