Posted by Adminstrator on May 10, 2016

Honourable Lubinda, Minister of Agriculture issued a warning to Tobacco marketing companies that government will not take kindly to a repeat of the poor marketing arrangements for Tobacco that took place last year. This follows revelations that some farmers have still not been paid for the crop they sold to some marketing companies. The Minister attributed the reduction in production of Virginia and Burley Tobacco by 36.70% and 6.47% to 12,540 MT and 6,476 MT respectively to poor marketing arrangements for the crop last year.

Posted by Adminstrator on May 10, 2016

The 2015/2016 crop forecasting survey revealed that the country will record an increased maize harvest of 2,873,052 metric tonnes. This was revealed by the Agriculture Minister Given Lubinda during a press briefing on the crop forecasting survey for the 2015/2016 Agricultural season and the food balance status.

Posted by Adminstrator on May 10, 2016

The dialogue sessions of the 2016 World Farmers’ Organization (WFO) General Assembly came to a close on Friday with strong calls for farmers to enter into strategic multi-stakeholder partnerships that are necessary to enhance agriculture.

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.

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