News from Zambia

01-11-2013 08:28 AM
Gov't buys 330,000 livestock vaccine doses
Government has bought more than 333,000 vaccine doses for the livestock immunisation exercise against foot and mouth disease in five districts of Sout...
22-10-2013 08:13 AM
Poor road network impacts on dairy growth
Fisenge Dairy Co-operative Union of Luanshya has bemoaned lack of proper road networks to milk collection centres, saying this is hindering the growth...
14-10-2013 02:00 AM
Improve livestock sector, Govt urges stakeholders
Government has urged stakeholders in the agriculture sector to quickly launch agricultural projects aimed at improving the livestock sector in the cou...
09-10-2013 03:03 AM
Gov't vaccinates 50,000 cattle
Government has commenced the livestock vaccination exercise in Southern Province against Foot and Mouth diseases with more than 50,000 heads of cattle...
04-06-2013 13:44 PM
Sichinga Admits PF’s Agriculture Failure
The emotive subject of subsidies once again boiled over as Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) president Edith Nawakwi and Agriculture Minister ...
26-04-2013 10:07 AM
Barclays to promote conservation farming
BARCLAYS Bank Zambia has set aside KR256 000 for promotion and adoption of conservation farming technologies among 180,000 small and medium-scale farm...
22-04-2013 16:40 PM
AfDB Launches Multinational Project On Rural Economy in Zambia
The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) in Zambia and the Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI), with support from the International In...
16-04-2013 09:20 AM
Zambia and World Bank sign $29.8m for agriculture
Government has signed a US$29.8 million (KR150 million) loan agreement with the World Bank for boosting the agriculture sector in the country. Spea...
02-04-2013 09:48 AM
State puts measures to avert disease outbreak
Government says it will put up measures that will prevent cattle diseases from spreading to areas that are currently disease-free, Minister of Agricul...
12-03-2013 08:52 AM
Rain-fed agriculture: risk or opportunity
A couple of weeks into this New Year, Zambian farmers have one main wish: rain. This is because their crops have not reached the harvest stage. The...
22-02-2013 08:46 AM
Cattle disease hampering efforts to tap export market
The Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) says Zambia’s beef production has been plagued by disease outbreaks affecting its productivity and exports. ...
31-12-2012 10:25 AM
Govt, timber industry players to ink deal
The Government is expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the stakeholders in the local timber industry aimed at addressing issues a...
22-10-2012 07:31 AM
Combating cattle disease, a battle for all
The issue of animal diseases killing cattle in many parts of the country has for a long time been a real thorn in the flesh for Government. Our cat...
12-10-2012 08:54 AM
How agriculture can be enhanced amid challenges
FOR over 100 years, 106 years to be precise, farmers from across the country have been meeting annually at the Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) C...
21-09-2012 08:47 AM
State releases K800 million for Mpulungu farmers
From NKOMBO KACHEMBA in Kitwe GOVERNMENT has released K800 million to pay farmers in Mpulungu for the maize they supplied to the Food Reserve Agency (...
17-08-2012 08:18 AM
Zambia records over $40m investment from Japan
Zambia recorded over US$40 million (approximately K200billion) worth of investments from Japan between 2005 and 2011 with Hitachi Construction Machine...
10-08-2012 09:02 AM
State to buy all maize
Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Development Emmanuel Chenda has assured peasant farmers in the country that Government will buy all their maize....
30-07-2012 08:13 AM
Bandits steal 16 cattle in Lufwanyama
Three suspected bandits have allegedly stolen 16 head of cattle from a farmer of Chief Fungulwe’s area in Lufwanyama on the Copperbelt after holding a...
07-06-2012 09:37 AM
Province facing cattle theft crisis
Stock theft in KwaZulu-Natal has reached “unacceptably” high levels, with losses to farmers running into millions of rand, says the specialised stock ...
31-05-2012 08:05 AM
Boost livestock, Kazabu ordered
President Michael Sata has directed newly-appointed Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Luxon Kazabu to initiate mechanisms that will streng...
14-05-2012 07:23 AM
Maize, wheat bran exports banned
Government has with banned the export of maize and wheat bran from the country in accordance with the Control of Goods Act, CAP 421 section 3 of the l...
09-05-2012 08:26 AM
World Bank to give $50m to Zambia farmers
Government has signed a US$50 million (about K260 billion) loan agreement with the World Bank for livestock development and animal health project. ...
09-05-2012 08:24 AM
Farmers beat national maize requirement
ENONMIC reforms in the early 1990s have stimulated economic growth with annual growth rates of above six per cent, mainly drBy MAIMBOLWA MULIKELELA EN...
02-05-2012 09:08 AM
Is poultry sector ready for new markets?‎
Despite the poultry industry being a successful story, it needs to ramp up growth to meet soaring domestic demand for poultry products, which is expec...
16-04-2012 07:34 AM
Livestock sector must be supported
For a long time now, Zambia has been failing to participate in the international market for livestock despite the potential of raking in foreign curre...
02-04-2012 07:45 AM
300 small-scale farmers to be trained
Lumono Organic Farm has signed a memorandum of understanding...
15-03-2012 07:50 AM
50,000 chicken jobs face 'slaughter'
The Poultry Association of Zambia says Government erred in granting a permit to South African chain store giants Shoprite Checkers and Wal-Mart-owned ...
14-12-2011 09:22 AM
Police charge teenager for murder of farmer
The 17-year-old boy who handed himself over to police in Leeu Gamka on Monday has been charged with the murder of the farmer whom he had an argument w...
08-12-2011 09:29 AM
Zambia determined to increase agriculture
Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Minister, Emmanuel Chenda has said Zambia is determined to increase the agricultural growth rate from the current one ...
18-11-2011 08:52 AM
Do more in Agriculture, India tells Zambia
India has advised Zambia to take advantage if its five billion U.S dollar concession loan to African countries to boost agriculture.
16-09-2011 08:50 AM
World Bank commits $110m to Zambia
The World Bank is working on a pilot programme to strengthen Zambia’s climate change resilience with a net commitment of US$110 million earmarke...
08-09-2011 08:49 AM
Farmers to boost wheat production
ZAMBIA’s wheat production is anticipated to increase by 30 percent to 240,000 tonnes on the premise of buoyant global commodity prices, the Zamb...
13-06-2011 10:29 AM
Zambian agricultural company joins Aim
An African agricultural group is the latest company expected to join Aim this month. If all are successful, June is set to become the best month for r...
26-04-2011 10:15 AM
Govt to buy off expected bumper harvest
Msanzala Member of Parliament Peter Daka has assured farmers in his constituency that government will buy all their maize during this year’s agr...
08-02-2011 08:59 AM
Small scale farmers not happy
Small scale farmers in Zambia’s Luanshya township have complained that government has not delivered seeds and fertilizer for the 2010 – 2011 fa...
06-02-2011 10:59 AM
Diseases leave 26 cattle dead in Mazabuka
Twenty-six heads of cattle have died in chiefs Hanjalika, Mweenda and Mwanachingwala’s chiefdoms in Mazabuka District following an outbreak of l...
04-02-2011 08:45 AM
$19m for Zambia from maize exports
Zambia earned more than US$19 million in exports of maize to other southern African neighbours...
12-01-2011 08:36 AM
Agriculture key to improved lives
Southern Province Minister, Elijah Muchima has said farming would continue improving the socio-economic status of people despite poor rainfall pattern...
31-12-2010 10:55 AM
‘NGO’ swindles farmers
A bogus NGO has allegedly swindled farmers in Mkushi South Constituency, a revelation which has saddened area Member of Parliament Sydney Chisenga.
26-12-2010 10:56 AM
Investor projects prosperity for Zambia
ZRHL Group of Companies, a Chinese firm says Zambia is destined for economic prosperity as a result of her cooperation with other countries.
06-12-2010 20:48 PM
Mkushi farmers cry foul over inputs
Mkushi South constituency member of parliament, Sydney Chisanga has expressed grave concern over the delay by Nyiombo Investments in releasing Urea fe...
29-11-2010 06:39 AM
Kabwe farmers besiege Zanaco after FRA delays
Kabwe district commissioner Jonathan Kapungwe says farmers are still owed K15 billion for the maize they supplied to the Food Reserve Agency (FRA).