Tag: Agriculture

WEST FARMERS TRAINED IN DRIP IRRIGATION

(NAIS) About 2-hundred small scale farmers of in three districts of Western Province have been trained in drip irrigation and crop management. The farmers from Senanga, Limulunga and Nalolo districts have been trained by the Barotse Ranching and Cropping of Senanga district in partnership with Impulse Africa. Barotse Ranching and Cropping Agronomist Johnson Tembo said…

GOVT TO SET UP ANIMAL DISEASE OUTBREAK FUND -ECL

By Hector Simfukwe President Edgar Lungu says government will set up a fund which will allow for quick response whenever there is an outbreak of a livestock disease. President Lungu says government will also embark on a massive vaccination of animals countrywide. The President appealed to farmers to present their animals for free vaccination when…

ZAMBIA IN RECORD MAIZE, SOYA BUMPER HARVEST

(NAIS ) Zambian has recorded the highest ever maize and soya-bean harvest, from the 2020-2021 farming season. The country has recorded over 3 point 6 million metric tonnes of maize harvest, up from 3 point 3 million tonnes, from the previous season. Agriculture Minister, Michael Katambo announced the 7 per cent increase in maize production…

ZAMBIANS TRAINED IN AQUACULTURE PRODUCTION

By Brian Mwale: Twenty seven members of the Association of Zambians living in South Africa -ZASA- have graduated from the six-month training programme in aquaculture production being spearheaded by the association. The 27 graduated from the David Fincham farm, one of South Africa’s leading aquaculture farms, at a ceremony officiated by Zambia’s Deputy High Commissioner…

MORE FERTILIZER DISTRIBUTED

By Agriper Silumbwe: Government has distributed over twenty thousand bags of D-Compound  Fertilizer for 2021-2022 farming season in Lufwanyama district on the Copperbelt Province. Lufwanyama District Commissioner Dorothy Chipimpi confirmed the development to ZANIS when she visited the fertilizer deport. Ms. Chipimpi said Lufwanyama has so far received 29-thousand bags of D-Compound fertilizer out of…

MILK PROCESSING PLANT OPENS BY JUNE

By Machona Kasambala: Fisheries and Livestock Minister Nkandu Luo says the Mbala milk processing plant will start operating by the end of June this year. Professor Luo who assured farmers in Mbala says this follows the termination of the contract for a named contractor that had abandoned works on the project causing it to stall…

ECL’s  FIELD DAY

By Hector Simfukwe: President Edgar Lungu says government wants every province to have a thriving agriculture sector which contributes to national development. President Lungu says this will be done by promoting the use of technology and modern methods of farming. The President says despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Agriculture sectors has continued performing well. President…
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