Tag: Agriculture

Govt to expand agriculture credit window

By Masauso Mkwayaya President HAKAINDE HICHILEMA says government will this year introduce more products on the Agriculture Credit Window to cover irrigation and mechanisation equipment. President HICHILEMA says livestock and fisheries support will also be part of products farmers will access in the credit window. The President says the measure is expected to increase production

Develop drought resistant crops – HH

By Sharon Siame President HAKAINDE HICHILEMA has called for collaboration among researchers in the agriculture sector to ensure they come up with drought resistant crops that can be grown by farmers. President HICHILEMA says researchers should also breed varieties that are flood resistant and high yielding. He says this will bring about efficiency in the

3,000 Luwingu Residents to Benefit from Food Security Pack

(ZANIS) Over three thousand people are earmarked to benefit from the emergency wetlands cropping sub programme of the Food Security Pack (FSP) programme . This programme under the Ministry of Community Development and Social Welfare in Luwingu is aimed at helping vulnerable households affected by either floods or droughts. District Commissioner, CHOMBA CHILESHE told ZANIS

ZARI using AI to ID plant diseases

The Zambia Agriculture Research Institute ZARI says it has embraced innovative technologies in order to address the challenges posed by plant pests, diseases and climate change. ZARI Senior Agriculture Research Officer MATTHIAS TEMBO says the Institute wants to upscale the utilization of the Plant Village application, which uses artificial intelligence for the detection and diagnosis

ZNS gets new equipment

By Cecilia Zyambo The Zambia National Service -ZNS- has bought 10 tipper trucks for use in the construction of 11 dams in the country. This is at a cost of 16.2 million kwacha Defence Minister, AMBROSE LUFUMA says the trucks will enhance ZNS’ response to solutions for the drought, which the country is experiencing. Speaking

IFAD to mobilise $100m for Zambia

By Paul Shalala The International Fund of Agricultural Development -IFAD -has offered to mobilise at least 100 million dollars to help Zambia invest in climate smart agriculture. IFAD, which is a Rome-based specialised United Nations agency, has invested 385 million dollars in Zambia’s agriculture sector since 1981 to help farmers. IFAD Vice President for Corporate

Zambia, Czech Republic pen three MOUs

By Wilson Mulinda Zambia and the Czech Republic have signed Development Progression Agreements. The agreements are meant to assist Zambia in three critical areas. Speaking during the signing ceremony, President of the Senate of Czech Republic MILOS VYSTRCIL said agreements will assist Zambia in development of the agricultural sector and will run from 2024 to
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