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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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    ProAgri Zambia 64

    Letter from the Editor We are firmly in the grips of winter. Some regions might experience more severe cold fronts than others, but climatologists expect a very cold winter.Certain stereotypes immediately come to mind when one thinks of the winter months. For most people it is the time for thick blankets and warm meals. For […] More

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    Major disruptions were caused by COVID-19 and the subsequentrestrictions, especially the restrictions on mass gatherings that includeagricultural shows, like the Agritech Show that was cancelled again this year. Good news is that although Agritech has been postponed, you may still visit many of the exhibitors between our pages. Farmers are used to attending an expo, […] More

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    Every dark cloud has a silver lining. Even during times as dark as the recent months of isolation, social distancing and various degrees of lockdown, there are still some positive effects that came as a result of human resilience. During the pandemic, and as part of the restrictions imposed by government, the agricultural industry missed […] More

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    It is time to say farewell to a magnificent and trendsetting media company. I am leaving ProAgri to start at an online news platform in South Africa, who is launching an agricultural section. The past five and a half years as the editor of ProAgri Zambia was an opportunity I wish everyone with a passion […] More

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    This is the year during which we shall learn how to work around a seriously annoying virus. We have to carry on as normally as possible and we must strive towards maintaining our way of living, because threats of hunger in African countries are hanging over our heads. But ignoring the virus can be fatal. […] More

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    ProAgri Zambia 59

    The time is ripe for Zambian farmers, big and small, to start generating biogas on their farms. Farms are huge generators of biowaste, like animal dung, harvest residues, the odd rotten bale, a bad patch of silage, and vegetable and kitchen waste from the many family members and workers. There is no more need to […] More

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    Blueberries are labelled as a superfruit. This fleshy fruit is very popular in developed countries due to its appetising deep blue colour, unbelievable health benefits and the important nutrients it contains. It is low in calories but high in fibre, vitamin C and vitamin K, and has one of the highest antioxidant levels of the […] More

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    ProAgri Zambia 57

    To patent food seems like an outrageous idea. You can argue that food is food and has been consumed for millions of years. Why would anyone take ownership of a certain dish or name of a dish, and make you pay royalties before you may enjoy it? The idea is not so far-fetched though. In […] More

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    Dark clouds are forming over Zambia. If it were rain, it would have been fine, but unfortunately it is swarms of millions of deadly locusts. They are deadly because they can cause famine related deaths. An African migratory locust (AML) outbreak is upon us and already causing havoc in some regions. This is not a […] More

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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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