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    We are celebrating! Our mother magazine, ProAgri South Africa, turned 25 years this year. As one of her offspring, we are celebrating just as enthusiastically, and we shall continue to celebrate with a special edition in October when ProAgri Zambia turns five. ProAgri did a magnificent job in South Africa where we started a trend […] More

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    Much is deliberated about the aftermath and repercussions of COVID-19. There were not many surprises in terms of estimated death numbers, and the projections were sometimes exaggerated and are corrected on a regular basis. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same about the economic implications which are busy unfolding all over the world.  Economists predict a […] More

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    A trade war is never something to aspire to. We are currently experiencing one of the biggest trade wars in history between the US and China and we are all affected some way or another. The Soweto Market in Lusaka also experienced a very unfortunate trade war on onions recently, but it was very well […] More

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    Cash is king, but our small-scale maize farmers are, in a strange way, a victim of that and it must stop. In a normal, healthy society where the free market and demand and supply dictate our behaviour, it is genuinely delightful for a farmer if his market can walk up to his door and offer […] More

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    From the one disease to another. Fall army worm (FAW) has struck again, but unlike the Covid-19 virus, we have a way to stop it in its tracks.  Most of our valuable maize, which comprises 90% of our staple food, is currently approaching maturity. This is the stage in which we can least afford to […] More

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    A black swan is a rare event that can be classified as unpredictable and catastrophic, and having a disruptive influence on a significant number of people. The Corona virus 2019 is a classic example. This insignificant disease from somewhere far away in China suddenly spread across the world and caused the world economy to go […] More

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    One of the most demanded Zambian export products is crocodile skin. Crocodile skin became even more popular after the ZCFA (Zambian Crocodile Farmer’s Association) improved the breeding and feeding practices over the past four years. The industry now complies with world standards to meet the requirements of their very particular clients like Hermes and Louis […] More

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    We can finally kick off a new year. The after effects of the 2019 Southern African drought will remain for a long time and will stay in our memories. We can hope that 2020 will set us a better table to eat from. Access to cash for Zambian smallholder dairy farmers is one of the […] More

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    Believe it or not, but politics can creep into something as simple and innocent as coffee production. Yes, this popular and expensive beverage Westerners can’t get enough of, draw the ire of activists who claim that Western coffee processors are exploiting African coffee bean farmers. On the surface it seems to be true. The revenue […] More

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    Farmers and mines don’t have to be in conflict with each other. If we think about it, they actually need each other. Mines need a lot of fresh food for their permanent and contract workers and can provide a very lucrative market for farmers’ produce. The time has arrived for agriculture and the mining industry […] More

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    The hand of China is visible in many aspects in Zambian life, and it is growing at a significant rate. Almost all of the infrastructure like stadiums, airports, roads, power stations and dams that popped up everywhere in the recent past, have a stamp of Chinese craftsmanship. Zambia is an important part of China’s “One […] More

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    Africa does not always make sense. A huge share of our food security depends on those invisible millions and millions of small farmers who work the land where there are very weak or no cell phone signals, where shops are far and wide apart, where disposable income is limited and where agricultural support, extension services […] More

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