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Address By Honourable Alexander B. Chikwanda, MP - Minister Of Finance - Friday, 21st March 2014

The Government wishes to update the nation on the state of the economy to ensure that the public is well informed on the latest developments and the outlook in line with our economic development model that aspires to maintain strong partnerships between ourselves, private sector, cooperating partners and other non-governmental partners in development. 


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ZNFU Submission to the ERB on ZESCO’s Proposed Tariff Adjustment for 2010/2011

INTRODUCTION
Zesco’s application for electricity tariff adjustment in the period 2010/2011 by an average of 36% has been received with mixed feelings in the farming community. The Utility Company has laid out its case including the reasons that have necessitated this adjustment and the farming community is well aware of most of these factors.


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ZNFU Position on Proposed ZESCO Tariffs

SUMMARY
Given the prevailing economic circumstances and the already high cost of agricultural production in Zambia, the proposed tariff adjustments must be deferred until the economic crisis is over. The timing is not right.


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Zambia’s Agricultural Finance Market - Challenges and Opportunities

Summary
This draft report was compiled by the USAID PROFIT Project at the behest of the Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU). ZNFU asked PROFIT to assess the market (supply and demand) for agriculture finance in Zambia for two reasons: 1) to address the concerns of many of its members, who are finding it increasingly difficult to obtain affordable and appropriate business finance, and 2) to inform the work of the newly-convened Agriculture Finance Committee under the Ministry of Finance and National Planning.


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Zambia National Farmers’ Union Submission to the Energy Regulation Board (Erb) on the Zesco Application to Revise Electricity Tariffs Upwards Effective November 2012

INTRODUCTION
The application by Zesco to revise electricity tariffs upwards by an average rate of 26% has been received with reservations among the farming community. While the argument for moving to cost reflective tariffs and all the other advanced justifications have been the premise for increasing tariffs even in the past.


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The ZNFU Comments on the Animal Identification Bill, Animal Health Bill, Agriculture (Fertilizers and Feed) (Amendment) Bill, Cattle Cleansing (Repeal) Bill, Tsetse Control (Repeal) Bill and the Cattle Slaughter (Control) Repeal Bill, 2010

PRESENTED TO THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND LANDS, 26th JULY 2010

INTRODUCTION
Our country Zambia is well placed to sustain a much larger number of cattle than at present. The country has one of the smallest cattle populations in the region.


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