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    Expropriation of private property without compensation might be a foreign concept for Zambian farmers. Virtually all the land in Zambia belongs to the traditional leaders or the state, which are categorised as customary or leasehold land respectively. Most of the small-scale farmers are settled on customary land, governed by the local chief, and commercial farmers […] More

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    The new season is in full swing and serious farmers are occupied by their crops, which need to be nurtured and checked regularly. Most of the maize should be above shoulder height already and the soy beans are forming canopies. The FISP-system is causing many farmers serious headaches. In the Kalomo district, farmers were let […] More

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    For many of us, it is time of year to leave the farm. That is if you are fortunate enough to have the time and money and reliable managers to look after your interests while you enjoy your well-deserved holiday. But as a rule, the beginning of the year is not a good time to […] More

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    I had the opportunity to visit the Czech Republic recently on an agricultural tour through the country, courtesy of AgriServe Agro. I also had the privilege of meeting the Czech Minister of Agriculture, Marian Jurečka (picture). He is very passionate about Africa and does his best to support trade and agricultural development in Zambia. He […] More

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    The excitement and activity on crop farms are almost touchable with the beginning of the summer planting season. We can only hope that the sudden increase in the diesel price and the delay in the activation of the E-voucher system will not dampen our spirits. However, farmers are tough and resilient, and will always find […] More

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    During the recent Stanbic Bull Sale hosted by the Herdbook Society of Zambia, Dr Austin Mwape, Stanbic Bank’s Chairman, said that 70% of the Zambian population is employed by agriculture. This means that more than two thirds of the population, or 11,6 million people, depend on land cultivation for their daily bread and butter. It […] More

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    The ridiculously low maize price offered by the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) is on everyone’s lips and a big concern, especially to our small-scale and emerging farmers. Many grain buyers also refuse to offer more than the set price of the FRA … For K60 a 50 kg bag or K1 200 a ton, a […] More

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    Exciting times are upon us with the launch of the recent Zambian Grain Futures Contract which makes grain trading an easy and inexpensive reality for Zambian farmers. The products are listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in South Africa, which works in cooperation with ZAMCE (Zambian Commodities Exchange). From now on, farmers can hedge […] More

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    This edition is jam-packed with Agritech stories and this will be the best information you can get about the show if you weren’t able attend the event. One thing that struck me during the show is that free magazines with educational content will champ any other form of media for a long time to come. […] More

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    When you read this edition, AGRItech will be over, but unfortunately you will not be able to read anything about the show. This is our in-between AGRItech edition, since we published it immediately after the show. Please get hold of our next edition to read everything about this magnificent event. We hope you will have […] More

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    The new National Agricultural Policy has been launched and it looks splendid. Let us hope that the implementation will be just as impressive. The Agriculture Minister, Honourable Dora Siliya, said that government wants to strengthen the arm of extension services and to diversify agricultural crop production. Maize shouldn’t be the only crop the country depends […] More

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    The green soy bean and maize fields are a pleasure to look at and the prospects for satisfactory yields are promising, but something is missing. A farmer I recently talked to, pointed out the monotonous agricultural landscape in Zambia. It struck me when I recently travelled a long distance through the countryside. Where are the […] More

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