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    Agritech is the talk of the town and all the whose who’s are finalising their plans to attend the three-day show. This year, the organisers promised an even bigger and better event. ProAgri Zambia’s Agritech map will be in the copies to be handed out at the show, in case you left yours at home. […] More

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    We recently celebrated International Women’s Day and for us as agriculturalists, the huge role of women in our precious industry immediately comes to mind. At the recent Women in Agricultural Conference in Lusaka, the rich, ongoing and indispensable impact of the beautiful gender was also celebrated and highlighted. Better and smoother ways of making this […] More

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    2019 is in full swing and more than ten percent of the year is behind us already! The year kicked off on a low note with the outbreak of fall army worm, especially in the Kitwe region. The good news is that the Ministry of Agriculture started to distribute pesticides against this devastating creature in […] More

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    As Africans, not all of us are lucky enough to farm close to the equator where rainwater is in abundance. The further we move away from the centre line of the earth, the bigger the risks and the tougher it becomes to plan our farming operations ahead, since rainfall can stay away for inconvenient long […] More

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    A number of massive agricultural acquisitions were seen over the past two years. Bayer bought Monsanto for $63 billion in a transaction completed in June this year. This was a two year long process and had to be approved by the anti-monopoly authorities of 30 countries. The value of this transaction is more than two […] More

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    Small, frustrating steps. That is how farmers are fighting to sell their maize at a reasonable price.  Minister of Agriculture, Michael Katambo, recently imposed an administrative measure on the export of maize, but he emphasized that it is not a ban. The old argument was put forward – food security is paramount to free market […] More

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    Agriculture in Zambia will soon experience the long, but inevitable chain effect of corruption. The disappearance of $4,3 million from the Social Cash Transfer Programme came as a shock to the entire country and the ripple effect is already in motion. While the investigation is going on, aid from the International Monetary Fund as well […] More

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    Zambia has just lost its biggest honey export contract. Apparently a recent consignment of pure honey arriving in South Africa was contaminated with the American Foulbrood (Paenibacillus larvae) disease. This batch came from one farm, but South African authorities cancelled all import permits for pure honey from Zambia with immediate effect. The South African Bee […] More

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    The maize price crisis is not resolved yet, and this is so important that it already took a lot of my advertorial space and will probably take up a lot more in editions to come. “Maize is a poor mans’ crop.” I love this quote from the Green Party’s President, Peter Sinkamba, which he repeated […] More

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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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    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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    Land reform is a hotly debated issue in Southern Africa. Even Zambia recently got onto the bandwagon with draft legislation in which significant land reform is proposed. This will change the ownership scene of land drastically. In Zambia, the attitude towards commercial farmers is normally very positive and there is a good chance that government […] More

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