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Posted by jonathan.ngoma on November 24, 2013

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has launched a Conservation Agriculture Program in Sesheke district under the Community Centred Conservation and Development Project (CCCDP). Speaking at the launch last week in Sesheke on 8thNovember 2013, WWF Project Coordinator Ms. Ngula Mubonda stressed the need to conserve nature in farming areas. She stated that one of the aims of the project was to ameliorate the rampant Human-Animal conflict in and around the farming area through Community Based approaches. Ms.

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Posted by jonathan.ngoma on November 24, 2013

It has been a packed week for the ZNFU President with a continuation of familiarization meetings (as reported last week) with Government, Cooperating Partners and other stakeholders. The President met with the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, the country representative of the African Development Bank, the country representative for the FAO, the Director General of the National Broadcaster, ZNBC, the Ambassador of Finland and the Regional Director for WE EFFECT (previously called the Swedish Cooperative Centre).

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Posted by jonathan.ngoma on October 28, 2013

During the deliberations of the wheat commodity committee, it was concluded that the country would have more than enough wheat as farmers had planted about 39,689 hectares of the cereal with preliminary production estimates pegged at 271, 473MT. It was also highlighted that while the area under irrigation has gone up, not all the land is under wheat as some of it has gone to barley, pastures and winter maize.

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Posted by jonathan.ngoma on October 28, 2013

With national statistics indicating that about 52 percent of the agricultural labour force in Zambia being women, the ZNFU feels time has come to give prominence in everything that women do and narrow the inequalities that exist between women and men engaged in farming.  Speaking during the International Day of Rural Women at the 108th ZNFU annual Congress former Union first vice president Dr Evelyn Nguleka said women are a big part of the ZNFU and their input is irreplaceable.

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Posted by jonathan.ngoma on October 14, 2013

Government, through the issuance of Statutory Instrument (S.I) No. 85 of 2013 has banned the export of maize grain, maize bran and No. 3 meal with immediate effect. Only government to government exports and exports by the World Food Programme (WFP) are exempted from this S.I signed by the Minister of Agriculture on 9th September 2013. All export permits issued before or after the release of this S.I have since been revoked.

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