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    Improving the sustainability of crop production Implements and machinery are one of the core elements of a farming operation. According to Lux Research, an international research company specialising in technology innovation, in its recently published annual outlook report, ‘Foresight 2021: Top emerging technologies to watch’, the prominence of new technologies in agriculture is an indication […] More

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    When thinking about Resource Management, it reminds me of the words stated by Allan Nation in The Stockman Grassfarmer: “The problem for most farmers is there is too much of their wealth invested in things that ‘rust, rot and depreciate’ and not enough invested in things that grow, add value and reproduce themselves.” One of […] More

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    Zambia’s success will be Africa’s success We are very grateful for the rains we’ve received over most parts of the country the past few weeks. The rains bring life with it and revitalises the soil, and often the farmers as well. The words of Mr HE Hakainde Hichilema in the Foresight Africa 2022 report (https://www.brookings.edu/research/foresight-africa-2022/) […] More

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    A new year, 2022 awaits! Happy new year! Each new year typically brings change, and agriculture is no different from other industries. There are always new technologies, new policies and new challenges facing growers. When I think back to the rocks, pebbles, and sand in a jar story, it constantly reminds me that our life […] More

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    Finally, we have come to the end of yet another challenging year. This year tested farmers in Africa and yet we are constantly reminded of the poet, Robert Frost, who said: “In three words I can sum up everything that I’ve learned about life: it goes on!” Through the challenges we face, one thing is […] More

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    Processing of condiments Part 14: Pickled bell peppers

    Peppers can easily be pickled in a brine or vinegar solution, alone or with other vegetables and seasoning. The variety of coloured peppers available make attractive pickles. Certain varieties can be pickled as whole pods, while larger peppers are cut into strips. Process description Harvesting of bell peppers Bell peppers are harvested by hand into […] More

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    Dear readers of ProAgri Zambia, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the first edition of ProAgri Zambia for which I have acted as Editor. Having grown up on a farm and being a farmer myself, I have always been enthusiastic about writing and the agricultural sector – what an incredible opportunity and […] More

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    The emerging farmer is the future of agriculture in Africa. This is evident in the fact that the emerging farmers and small-scale farmers represent the largest segment in the African agricultural industry. These young people have a passion for agriculture and an entrepreneurial spirit that drives them. Like any other business, they have to start […] More

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    The new growing season for farmers in Zambia also heralds in a new era of promised growth for the whole country. ProAgri Zambia joins the agricultural industry in congratulating His Honourable Mr Hakainde Hichilema on his election as President. Who better to lead the country and the industry than a person who refers to himself […] More

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    Seasons are changing, which means that farmers are now changing gears from harvesting to preparation for planting. Whether you farm with grain, fruit, or tobacco, a new season always means that there is something new that requires your attention. New seasons bring new phases in the production cycle. This is part of the reason why […] More

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    Every farmer wants his farming business to expand. Whether you are a small-scale farmer that only has time to farm over weekends or a commercial farmer who produces and sells his goods on the market does not matter. The goal is always growth, progress, and expansion. But not all growth is positive. Sometimes farmers can […] More

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    Nampo is cancelled for 2021. The annual agricultural show that saw thousands of visitors’ flock to the small South African town of Bothaville has once again been thwarted by the pandemic’s measures. Suppliers would have ensured that they have enough stock to sell during Nampo, but now there are loads of capital locked up in […] More

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