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    The foot and mouth disease outbreak in Chisamba, in the exact area where the Agritech show was held, came as a huge shock and initially put a damper on the show. Many farmers were reluctant to attend, afraid to spread the virus from or to their farms. The livestock exhibition had to be cancelled and […] More

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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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    ProAgri 215 – Januarie 2018

    Wonderlike tegnologie en ontwikkelings maak dit moontlik om water tot op die laaste druppel doeltreffend te gebruik. Ons kan water opvang, berg, skoonmaak, ontsout, struktureer (lees meer daaroor op bl 21), selfs waterdamp uit die lug trek en laat kondenseer, maar al die slim mense in die wêreld het dit nog nie reg gekry om […] 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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    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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    ProAgri 211 – September 2017

    Daar is ’n 20+ Klub en dit het niks met ouderdom te doen nie. Dit is die groepie boere wat al meer as 20 ton per hektaar mielies gestroop het. “Dis mos gans onmoontlik!” sou my oupa gesê het. In sy dae was boerdery nog ’n leefstyl met heelwat rugbreekwerk tussendeur; vandag is dit bloedsweet […] 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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    ProAgri 210 – Augustus 2017

    Dit is brandtyd! Amper elke middag wanneer ek met die N4-deurpad huis toe ry, hang die grys rookwolke in die lug as getuienis van die vernietigingsdrang wat skynbaar in sekere mense skuil. Of dit doelbewuste brandstigting of ’n argelose brandende stompie deur die venster is, die resultaat bly dieselfde – ons kosbare veld word verwoes. […] More

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