Luwingu Farmers Offload Maize

Farmers  in Luwingu have started supplying maize to the Food Reserve Agency FRA.   Lubansenshi Member of Parliament George Mamba has confirmed the development after a conducted tour of some satellite depots.   Mr. Mwamba who refuted claims that some farmers in the area were refusing to sell maize to the agency said the

Govt to boost livestock sector

      Government will spend more than four Hundred Million Kwacha to improve production and productivity of small scale livestock farmers across the country.   The funds that have been made available by government and the International Fund for Agricultural Development - IFAD will benefit close to two hundred thousand small scale livestock farmers,

K2m released for fish and livestock projects

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Government has released two million Kwacha for the implementation of various livestock and fisheries projects in selected provinces. Fisheries and Livestock Minister Micheal Katambo says Five hundred thousand Kwacha will be channeled to Livestock breeding centre and infrastructure development in  Luapula province. Mr. Katambo says the rest will be shared between Lusaka

“RAIN-FED AGRICULTURE IS LIMITING”

Government says it will be impossible for the country to become the food basket of the region as long as farmers continue to depend on rain fed agriculture. Ministry of Water Development,Sanitation and Environmental Protection Permanent Secretary Ed Chomba says irrigation is the solution to increased crop production because it enables

PSMF GIVES OUT K35M

The Public Service Micro Finance Company has financed 80 tractors and other Agro equipment to different public service workers valued at over 35 Million Kwacha. Company Chief Executive Officer Mubanga Mwiko says the first half of 2017 has been fruitful as response from civil service is overwhelming. Mr. Mwiko says the company

EXPORT THE MAIZE-LUNGU

President Edgar Lungu has challenged Zambians to engage in maize marketing and export the commodity to neighboring countries. The Head of State says people should take the market price of 60 Kwacha per 50 kilogramme bag of maize announced by the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) as a business opportunity to engage

AGRICULTURE A PRIORITY- WINA

Vice President Inonge Wina says government will continue to prioritize the agriculture sector in order to grow the economy. Mrs. Wina says the sector fits into the overall diversification programme. The Vice President has however called for increased value addition in the sector. She affirmed that the ministry of commerce through the Citizens

ZAMBIA LOOKS TO CHINA

Government says Zambia is looking up to China for a new market for its agricultural produce as the diversification programme gains momentum. Minister of Agriculture Dora Siliya says for the agriculture sector to develop, Zambia seeks new markets in China and beyond. Ms Siliya was speaking at the China Africa Agriculture Cooperation

$50m CASSAVA PLANT CHEERS FARMERS

Over Thirty Thousand cassava farmers from across Luapula Province are expected to get business opportunities from the 50 million United States dollars cassava processing  plant which is being set up by a private firm. The processing plant to be run by Sun Bird, a private firm,  will sit on a 10

POULTRY TRANSIT BAN EFFECTED

The Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock has temporarily halted the transit of trucks ferrying poultry in Zambia. The measure is aimed at avoiding the spread of bird flu recorded in some countries in the region. Minister of Livestock and Fisheries Michael Katambo disclosed this in an interview with ZNBC News in Lusaka. Mr