The World Bank has allocated 200 million dollars for the improvement of feeder roads that lead to high agricultural production areas.   And 500 kilometers of feeder roads will be worked on in Mkushi and Chibombo Districts of Central Province.   Central Province Deputy Permanent Secretary Felix Mangwato says this is under the Improved


Government through the World Bank Funded Livestock Infrastructure Development Project is constructing various livestock infrastructure across the country, which include livestock service centres, laboratories, abattoirs milk collection centres and slaughter facilities.   Fisheries and Livestock Permanent Secretary David Shamulenge says construction of some infrastructure has been completed and will soon be opened,


The Czech Republic government has commissioned and handed over to the Government the newly rehabilitated Siggubu dam in Monze District.   The Dam whose wall collapsed two years ago has been rehabilitated at a total cost of One Hundred and Thirty Thousand United States Dollars.   Czech Republic Ambassador to Zambia Rabek Rubes said


Over one million smallholder farmers have been targeted to benefit from 137 million dollars that has been set aside to strengthen agriculture in areas at risk of climate change. Minister of National Development Planning Alexander Chiteme says the agriculture project which was launched by Green Climate Fund -GCF- will benefit selected

TBZ pays farmers

        The Tobacco Board of Zambia -TBZ says it paid out Sixty-nine million U.S Dollars to farmers across the country during the 2016-2017 marketing season.   TBZ Chief Executive Officer James Kasongo says the agriculture sector contributed 9 Percent of the gross domestic product GDP of which tobacco contributed 3 percent.   He was speaking

Govt to improve e-Voucher system

    Minister of Agriculture Michael Katambo says the e-Voucher system which had some lapses during its initial rollout, will be improved upon in the 2018-2019 farming season.   Mr. Katambo says out of the One Million targeted farmers, over 8 hundred thousand accessed farming inputs which represents a success rate of about 80

Govt hands over solar milling plants

      Government has handed over four Solar milling plants to women cooperatives in Zimba district.   Speaking during the handover ceremony in Zimba's Simwami area today, Southern Province Permanent Secretary Mwangala Liomba said government is interested in improving the livelihoods of its citizens in rural areas.   Mr Liomba said the project should bring unity

Govt for investment in livestock research

  Minister of Fisheries and Livestock, Kampamba Mulenga has called for increased investment in livestock research in order to upscale livestock production and increase the sector's contribution to the national economy.   Ms Mulenga says government wants the country to be self-sufficient in fish and livestock products by 2030 hence the need for

Govt plan nodded

  The Northern Province Cooperative Marketing Union has welcomed government's plan to wean off farmers who have been on the farmers Input Support Programme -FISP- for more than three years.   Union Chairperson Danny Mulenga says weaning off farmers who have been on the programme for three years will give other people an


The Ministry of Finance will this year provide over 3.9 billion Kwacha for empowerment programs under various ministries and Governments spending Agencies. Among the sectors benefiting from the empowerment program is the farmers input support program for the E-Voucher system which will stand at 1.78 billion Kwacha, while over 5 hundred