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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Expropriation of private property without compensation might be a foreign concept for Zambian farmers. Virtually all the land in Zambia belongs to the traditional leaders or the state, which are categorised as customary or leasehold land respectively. Most of the small-scale farmers are settled on customary land, governed by the local chief, and commercial farmers […] More

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