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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    We are on serious load shedding again. Since the beginning of the month, areas all over the country are taking turns to experience darkness and silence for up to six hours per day. Some places may even experience longer blackouts beyond the scheduled times, on short notice.   According to Zesco, the main reason for this […] More

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    Government tell us they are all about developing agriculture, with their most important focus the upliftment of subsistence farmers to become small and medium-scale farmers. A smallscale and bigger farmer can start to produce a surplus, which has multiple obvious benefits for the government, like more tax income, economic growth and food sustainability and security.    […] More

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