Zesco to reduce loadshedding further

ZESCO says load-shedding is expected to further reduce by the end of this month on account of the coming on-stream of 300 MW from Maamba Collieries. Zesco spokesperson Henry Kapata said the offloading of power onto the national grid would be done in stages of 150MW in a space of two weeks. “We shall begin

ARIPO sold out African Farmers, sealed Secret Deal on Plant Variety Protection

Statement issued by the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) On 06 July 2015, in Arusha, Tanzania, a Diplomatic Conference held under the auspices of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) adopted a harmonised regional legal framework for the protection of plant breeders’ rights—the Arusha Protocol for the Protection of New Varieties of

Oasis Forum condemns increasing acts of violence

The Oasis Forum, that includes the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ), the Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ), the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ), the Non Governmental Coordinating Council (NGOCC) and the Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC), is extremely disturbed, appalled and greatly saddened by the increasing incidents of politically motivated violence in the run-up towards

Neria to distribute 44, 866.88 of fertilizer

THE government has contracted Neria Investments Limited to distribute 44,866.88 tonnes of Urea fertiliser to FISP farmers in four provinces under a time frame of 12 weeks. And Neria Investments Limited general manager Martin Chaikatisha has noted that a prosperous agriculture sector drives Zambia’s economic development. Chaikatisha said his company would deliver Farmer Input Support