Posted by Adminstrator on May 04, 2016

Results from the 2015 Living conditions survey by the Central Statistical office reveal that about 54.4 percent of Zambia’s 15.47 million population live below the poverty line. Poverty levels are highest in rural areas with 76.6 percent of the rural population being poor while only 23.4 percent of the urban population was found to be living on less than K214.26 per adult equivalent.

Posted by Adminstrator on May 04, 2016

Farmers who grew soya beans in the 2015/16 season in Chadiza and Vubwi districts have expressed happiness at the announcement of this marketing season Soya beans’ price by Cargill Zambia. The price of the crop last marketing season was K 2.50 /kg from the same company, while other buyers were buying at K 2.00 /kg. But this year the commodity price is very much impressive to farmers as it has been pegged at K5.00/kg while the other private buyers are buying at K3.50/Kg.

Posted by Adminstrator on April 25, 2016

For the first time in Africa, global leaders in the agricultural industry will converge at AVANI Victoria Falls Resort, Livingstone, Zambia, from 4th to 7th May 2016 for the 6th General Assembly of the World Farmers’ Organization (WFO).

Posted by Adminstrator on April 19, 2016

A suspected livestock disease has broken out in Lufwanyama's Lyamaoma farming area under Chief Fungulwe of the Lamba People. According to the source suspected Dematophylosis otherwise locally known as Senkobo has been identified by the local veterinary officers in the area. A total of about 18 cattle have been reported to have died in the last few weeks, prompting cattle owners around the district to seek government intervention by ensuring that experts are quickly sent into the affected area and ascertain the situation.  

Posted by Adminstrator on April 19, 2016

Government has lifted the ban on maize exports after a physical stock verification exercise conducted by Ministry of Agriculture revealed that the country still has 600,000 metric tons of maize. The stock verification exercise indicated that FRA has about 400,000 metric tons of maize while the rest was held by farmers and traders. The lifting of the ban of maize exports was announced by Mr Julius Shawa, Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Agriculture.

Posted by Adminstrator on April 19, 2016

Agritech Expo 2016 which has been built on the many successes of the 2015 version and the third in the series was officially lauched by His Excellency, Edgar Chagwa Lungu. The Agritech Expo 2016 which opened its gates yesterday will run from 14th to 16th April, 2016 at GART, in Chisamba. Speaking during the official opening, the President has assured the farmers that his government will fully support agricultural development to enhance food security nationally and regionally.

Posted by Adminstrator on April 18, 2016

A suspected livestock disease has broken out in Lufwanyama's Lyamaoma farming area under Chief Fungulwe of the Lamba People. According to the source suspected Dematophylosis otherwise locally known as Senkobo has been identified by the local veterinary officers in the area.

Posted by Adminstrator on April 18, 2016

Agritech Expo 2016 which has been built on the many successes of the 2015 version and the third in the series was today officially graced by His Excellency, Edgar Chagwa Lungu. The Agritech Expo 2016 which opened its gates yesterday will run from 14th to 16th April, 2016 at GART, in Chisamba. Speaking during the official opening, the President has assured the farmers that his government will fully support agricultural development to enhance food security nationally and regionally.

Posted by Adminstrator on April 11, 2016

The Government on 5th April, 2016 banned the exports of maize and maize products with immediate effect for a period of one week. When announcing the ban, Agriculture Permanent Secretary Mr. Julius Shawa stated that the suspension was aimed at stabilizing mealie meal prices across the country. The government is currently undertaking a verification exercise to ascertain the actual quantities of maize available in the country and the export ban may be extended depending on the outcome of the verification exercise.

Posted by Adminstrator on April 11, 2016

The Illegal export of mealie meal and maize bran has reached alarming levels with almost all border points with the Democratic Republic of Congo on the Copperbelt experiencing the scourge. It is reported that some people are using bush tracks to ferry the commodity into the DRC which is fetching around K200 per 25kg bag. The practice has caused an acute shortage of the commodities in most parts of the Copperbelt resulting into panic buying by residents.

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