Tag: Agriculture

ZARI develops a pest diagnosis App

(NAIS) The Zambia Agriculture Research Institute -ZARI- with financial support from The United States Agency for International Development -USAID- has developed an application aimed at diagnosing crop pests and diseases. The PlantVillage application is used for monitoring, forecasting and mitigating effects of climate change on pests and diseases in maize, cassava and sweet potato in

Govt lauds partners for facilitating modern agriculture services

NAIS Ministry of Agriculture Permanent Secretary for Technical Services JOHN MULONGOTI says government appreciates the work done by its cooperating partners in facilitating Zambia’s adoption of E-Phyto solution. Mr. MULONGOTI said this in a speech read on his behalf by Central Province Assistant Secretary MWAPE KASANDA. Meanwhile, Department of Plant Quarantine and Phytosanitary Services (PQPS)

Govt Directs FRA to buy Maize in drought hit areas

By Lucky Phiri Government has directed the Food Reserve Agency – FRA – to buy the available Maize on time from farmers in drought affected areas countrywide. Agriculture Permanent Secretary YVONNE MPUNDU says this will prevent briefcase buyers from mopping up the Maize to be harvested in drought affected areas. Ms MPUNDU says the government

UNDP building Grain storage sheds in Kazungula

(NAIS) The Government through the United Nations Development Programme -UNDP- has started the construction of two multimillion grain storage sheds in Kazungula District at a cost of 430,000 US dollars. Southern Province Agricultural Coordinator Dr. MAX CHOOMBE says the two storage sheds are being constructed under the Strengthening Climate Resilience of Agricultural Livelihoods in Agro-Ecological

ZARI conducting research on fertilizer suitability

The Zambia Agricultural Research Institute -ZARI- has started conducting on-farm trials to identify types and application rates of fertilizers that can be recommended nationwide. Speaking during a field day in Nkole Mfumu Agricultural Camp, ZARI Principle Agricultural Research Officer BRIAN GONDWE has told NAIS in Kasama district that the fertilizer response trials are being conducted

Agriculture Show Society told to host show

Fisheries and Livestock Minister MAKOZO CHIKOTE has encouraged the Agriculture Commercial Show Society of Zambia to host the show despite the drought the country is experiencing. Mr CHIKOTE says there is a need for stakeholders to share ideas on how to address the dry spell challenges and build climate resilience among farmers. He explains that
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