Govt launches mechanised farming campaign

By Ruth Chayinda Government has launched a small holder farmers campaign dubbed mechanise “360 Ulimi Okwana” with the aim of mechanising Five hundred thousand hectares of small-holder farmers’ land by 2027. And President HAKAINDE HICHILEMA says the campaign which will be run by the Ministry of Agriculture seeks to increase food and nutrition security. President

Loans worth over K117m approved under SAFF

By Masauso Mkwayaya Agriculture Minister REUBEN MTOLO says loans worth over 117-million Kwacha, have been approved under the Strategic Agriculture Finance Facility -SAFF. Mr. MTOLO says this is from 20,250 applicants registered so far. He says over 110-million Kwacha has so far been disbursed to 4,528 beneficiaries, countrywide. Mr. MTOLO said this when he recently

Agriculture officers warned of dismissals

By Ruth Chayinda Agriculture Minister REUBEN MTOLO has warned that Government will NOT hesitate to fire any Agriculture officer found swindling farmers this farming season. Mr. MTOLO says the ministry will not tolerate farmers being swindled out of their farming inputs as it affects the country’s agricultural production. He has asked Members of Parliament to

NALUMANGO challenges Africa to end hunger by 2025

By Mary Kachepa Vice President MUTALE NALUMANGO has called on African Countries to leverage on each other’s strengths to attain food and nutrition security and end hunger by 2025. Mrs. NALUMANGO says there is need to harness Science and Technology and strengthen institutional capacities to increase productivity. She says there is need for social economic

Guard water sources – VEEP

By Mark Ziligone Vice President MUTALE NALUMANGO has called for protection of water sources in the country. Mrs. NALUMANGO says Government is concerned with the environmental encroachment on water catchment areas which may affect availability of the commodity. Speaking during the National Networking Breakfast Meeting in Lusaka, Mrs. NALUMANGO explained that depletion of water sources

Govt working on deal to export maize to DRC

(NAIS) Government is in the process of finalising a government to government deal to start the exportation of maize to the Democratic Republic of Congo -DRC. Agriculture Minister MTOLO PHIRI says about 70,000 metric tonnes of maize is expected to be exported to the DRC once the deal materialises. The Minister says the maize will
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