Tag: Agriculture

FRA Increases maize selling points in Mazabuka

(ZANIS) The Food Reserve Agency -FRA has increased the number of selling points for maize in Mazabuka District from four to eight. Mazabuka District Commissioner OLIVER MULOMBA says the move taken by FRA is meant to reduce on distances covered by community members to access cheap FRA maize. Mr MULOMBA also confirmed that the district

Govt,banks confer on reducing lending rates to farmers

Patricia Banda ZNBC News Government has started negotiations with banks to lower interest rates for farmers to access loans through a credit window at 12 percent. Agriculture Minister, REUBEN MTOLO says government is offering five products to farmers through the credit window in this year. Mr MTOLO says these are fertilizer and seeds, irrigation equipment

Zambia seeks greater Soyabeans production

(NAIS) Agriculture Minister, RUEBEN MTOLO says soya beans production presents significant opportunities for African farmers, whose climate and vast arable land favour cultivation. Mr MTOLO said this at the launch of a partnership between the Strengthening Soya bean Improvement for Africa and the consultative group of the international Agriculture Research Public Private Partnership Project. The

Brazil, Zambia pen cotton revival deal

Sharon Siame ZNBC News Zambia and Brazil have signed an agreement aimed at accelerating the revival and transformation of Zambia’s cotton industry. And Agriculture Minister, REUBEN PHIRI says government wants to boost production of the cotton industry to regain its past performance. Mr. PHIRI says government is confident that the cotton industry is able to

Govt to Assess farmer’s losses

By Mark Ziligone Vice President MUTALE NALUMANGO says assessments will be conducted to ascertain the amount of losses farmers who got loans  have incurred. Mrs. NALUMANGO explains that the banks will collaborate with agricultural stakeholders to conduct thorough assessments of farmers who received loans for agricultural purposes. She says in spite of the drought  that

FAO Trains Vets

(NAIS) The Food and Agriculture Organisation -FAO- in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development -USAID- has trained 27 veterinarians under the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock in Applied Veterinary Epidemiology. The training is aimed at building a cadre of skilled frontline veterinarians who will help to conduct effective surveillance and respond to

Farmers advised to Vaccinate their Animals

By Mary Kachepa The Veterinary Association of Zambia -VAZ- has advised livestock farmers to ensure that their animals are fully vaccinated to avoid diseases such as Anthrax due of the dry spell. VAZ President MALCOM CHIYOBA has also appealed to government to help with the vaccination of livestock to prevent diseases. Dr CHIYOBA has advised
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