Posted by Adminstrator on July 12, 2016

The Dairy Association of Zambia is encouraging all milk producers and processors to ensure that they and their employees go for medical examinations and obtain certificates of fitness. This is a mandatory requirement as enshrined in the Food and Drugs Act and the Public Health Act of the Laws of Zambia. It is  also a food safety measure that prevents contamination of milk and protects against spreading of contagious diseases. If one engages an employee despite knowing that he/she has contagious infection(s) it could result in legal repercussions.

Posted by Adminstrator on July 12, 2016

The Millers Association of Zambia (MAZ) has requested for a bran export allowance of 15,000 metric tons in order to free up storage space for the new maize crop. The request was made during a stakeholders meeting that took place on 7th July 2016 at the Ministry of Agriculture in Lusaka, which was chaired by the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Julius Shawa.

Posted by Adminstrator on June 29, 2016

Dr Evelyn Nguleka, President of ZNFU has assured the Tobacco Association of Zambia (TAZ) of continued support on lobbying government to exempt VAT on green leaf tobacco in order to improve competitiveness and productivity aimed stimulating investment in the subsector. Dr Nguleka said this yesterday when she officiated at the 2016 TAZ Annual General Meeting that was held in Lusaka.

Posted by Adminstrator on June 29, 2016

Farmers in Katete and Sinda districts have continued expressing their reluctance in selling their maize grain to the Food Reserve Agency (FRA). A snap check by ZNFU Staffer in about 22 satellite depots in both districts reviewed that not even a single bag has been delivered on the market and farmers talked said it was difficult for them to sell to FRA when private buyers were offering more attractive commodity prices than FRA. The private sector in two districts are buying maize at K2.00 per kg.

Posted by Adminstrator on June 28, 2016

ZNFU has submitted its 2017 Tax and Non-Tax Proposals to Ministry of Finance for consideration and possible inclusion in the 2017 National Budget. The ZNFU proposals are focussing on improving agricultural productivity and competiveness in the 2017 fiscal year and beyond by:

Posted by Adminstrator on June 20, 2016

The National Electronic Single Window (NeSW) connection of the Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) to ASYCUDA World was officially launched by the Deputy Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Hon.

Posted by Adminstrator on June 20, 2016

The Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) today, Friday 17th June 2016, held a Fruits and Vegetables stakeholders meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss possible ways of containing and controlling the current Tuta Absoluta outbreak and coming up with a Multi-Stakeholders Strategy to prevent further spread and new outbreaks of the disease and further form a Taskforce to implement the identified the resolutions.

Posted by Adminstrator on June 20, 2016

Government has increased the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) maize purchase price for a 50 kg bag from K75 earlier announced by the Minister of Agriculture, Honourable Given Lubinda to K85. The increment was announced by the Republican President Mr Edgar Lungu on Thursday 16th June 2016.

Posted by Adminstrator on June 14, 2016

Zambia can increase its benefits from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). This came to light during a meeting held on 7th June at the Zambia Development Agency Offices to review the study findings on the “Zambia AGOA Strategy Development Initiative”. The study was done with the aim of facilitating the implementation of a sustainable strategy following the reauthorisation of AGOA in 2015.

Posted by Adminstrator on June 13, 2016

The Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) has urged government to implement a predictable open maize export policy during EL Niño years in order to take advantage of high demand for the maize commodity in regional markets and to stimulate improved production by Zambian farmers. The Union noted that most of the countries in the region such as Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia, and Malawi recorded huge maize deficits while Zambia is expected to produce a surplus.

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