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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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    ProAgri Zambia 15 – January 2017

    It never rains but it pours army worms and torrential storms. But this is how we know Africa. Fortunately, the government ordered the Air Force to spray those deadly critters before they could do too much harm. We should really be thankful about that. Apparently about 90 000 hectares have been affected so far and […] More

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    ProAgri Zambia – December 2016

    Our festive season will not lack rain. It has already been proven to us with the thunderstorms and heavy downpours over the country. Unfortunately we heard about many deaths by lightning, and one power outage after the other is caused by the heavy storms. We sincerely hope that the disrupted lives will find peace and […] More

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    ProAgri Zambia 13 – November 2016

    The big question we are tossing around is whether the new Trump presidency will have the same generous attitude towards Africa as the Obama administration. In the run up to the election, Trump made it clear that America’s interests regarding foreign trade should come first when he takes over the reins. In principle there is […] More

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    ProAgri Zambia – October 2016

    The first rains are on the horizon and according to climatologists, the La Niña phase of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) cycle will be gracious, but our problems are far from over yet. The darkest time of day is just before dawn and that is where we are now. Our driest and most challenging […] More

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    ProAgri Zambia 11 – September 2016

    The election season is something of the past and all the disruptions are over. Zambia is back into business and everyone can carry on as usual. All indications are that the status quo regarding agricultural policies will remain the same and Zambia can still be regarded as a safe haven for productive and enterprising farmers. […] More

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