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    Zambia: when crop dreams are crushed

    The first quarter of 2022 has been marked by drought conditions in the southern parts of Africa, particularly Zambia. Here’s a look at the causes, pertinent issues and those working on relief measures. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), small-scale farmers are the country’s predominant food producers as they […] More

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    Valley quenches the thirst of plants in Zambia

    Zambia has a very short rain season. Therefore, farmers need a reliable supplier such as Valley® for all their irrigation needs. Valley® is an American company with a prominent presence in Africa. From its Head Office in South Africa, an abundance of equipment, knowledge and experience in irrigation and water application techniques is available throughout […] 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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    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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    If you are serious about farming, you need to be in Zambia

    WHY ZAMBIA? Good soils for farming. Reliable climate & an abundance of water. Access to regional & international markets to sell produce. The government supports farming. A friendly & peaceful nation. Farms are valued in US Dollars & revenue is Dollar-based. Investing in Zambia gives you permanent residency. JAKANA FARMING ESTATE HAS A FARM FOR […] More

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    Profitable fishpond farming is within your reach

    by Sven Pihlblad, General Manager: Namfeeds NMC Zambia holds 104,8 billion m³ of renewable freshwater, or 4,5% of the total SADC region, making Zambia the country with the fifth largest supply of renewable freshwater. This important resource is distributed along numerous major water sources such as the mighty Zambezi, Luangwa, Kafue and Luapula rivers, as […] More

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    A trade war is never something to aspire to. We are currently experiencing one of the biggest trade wars in history between the US and China and we are all affected some way or another. The Soweto Market in Lusaka also experienced a very unfortunate trade war on onions recently, but it was very well […] More

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    One of the most demanded Zambian export products is crocodile skin. Crocodile skin became even more popular after the ZCFA (Zambian Crocodile Farmer’s Association) improved the breeding and feeding practices over the past four years. The industry now complies with world standards to meet the requirements of their very particular clients like Hermes and Louis […] 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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    AB InBev empowers farmers across Africa with blockchain technology

    A mutually-beneficial partnership between AB InBev Africa and BanQu Inc. is uplifting smallholder farmers in AB InBev’s Supply Chain; expanding financial inclusion and empowering more people across the continent. It also gives AB InBev better line of sight when it comes to its supply chain, helping it intervene to make sure that farmers also have […] More

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    Agritech Expo Zambia celebrates 6th birthday in April

    “Agritech Expo Zambia 2019 promises more agro technology and innovation advancements as the event continues to unveil the future for our agriculture,” says Mr Jervis Zimba, President of the Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU), the owners of the event that returns to Chisamba from 11-13 April 2019. The success story as the largest agricultural showcase […] More

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    Starting young nursing lambs on Novatek feed

    by Wiehan Visagie Lambing in the dry season in Zambia is certainly a challenge, especially if it is during a drought period. The effect of drought causes the ewes to reach lambing at a lower condition score and even if farmers feed more supplements, the ewes struggle to produce sufficient milk to achieve good lamb […] More

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