By Prisca Lumingu in Mugubudu, Eastern Province. The Food Reserve Agency-FRA board chairperson Kelvin Hambwezya has announced that it will start the procurement of maize for the 2023/2024 crop marketing season by first week of May 2023. Mr Hambwezya said the agency wants to go on the market early following reports that some farmers have […]

By NATION REPORTER THE United States (US) is keen to highlight innovation in the agricultural sector and to promote smart farming, US Vice-President,  Kamala Harris has said. Ms Harris said the US was trying to work with African leaders, philanthropists and corporations to bring resources to uplift such kind of corporations. She said the work […]

By NATION REPORTER GOVERNMENT has apologized for the chaotic manner in which nit has managed the 2022/2023 Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) which has resulted into delayed distribution of fertilizer and complete non-delivery of the commodity in some cases. Central Province Minister Credo Nanjukwa says government is sorry for the manner fertilizer has been distributed […]

By NATION REPORTER  PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema should consider consulting former President Edgar Lungu on how to manage and deal with critical sectors of the economy which were performing well under the Patriotic Front (PF) have crumbled under the UPND administration, Munir Zulu has said.  Mr Zulu, the Lumezi Member of Parliament advises that the UPND […]

By NATION REPORTER The government has confessed that the delivery and distribution of fertiliser and other farming inputs has been acutely delayed. Patriotic Front acting president Given Lubinda has charged that the delay and in some cases, total failure to deliver the fertiliser was as a result of the UPND government’s desire to blacklist all […]

By Irvin MuyumbwaZSIC General Insurance Limited has disclosed that a total of 1.1 million farmers on the Farmer Input Support Program-FISP for the 2022/2023 farming season will be on insurance cover as allocated by government.According to the company, these farmers will be covered under a newly formed consortium of four insurance companies namely; ZSIC General […]

By Doricah SakalaZambia Agriculture Research Institute says the institution has discovered three new maize seed varieties that are tolerant to the fall army worms namely ZARI 001, ZARI FW 002 and ZARI FW 003.Head of Zambia Agriculture Research Institute Kambamba Mwansa says in the past years, farmers were negatively affected by the spread of the […]

By Juliet Makwama Agriculture Minister Mtolo Phiri says the increased risk of the cassava brown streak disease spreading to parts of the country where it is not currently present needs concerted effort through scientifically proven solutions, to prevent the spread.The cassava brown streak disease is currently affecting plants in Luapula, Northern, Northwestern and Western provinces.Cassava […]

By Doricah SakalaSmall Scale Farmers Development Agency-SAFADA has expressed concern over the delay by the Food Reserve Agency-FRA to start procuring maize from the farmers.SAFADA says the delay to start purchasing maize from the farmers is negatively affecting the farmers who rely on FRA as their major market.However Agriculture Minister Mtolo Phiri on Saturday stated […]

The Ministry of Agriculture in Siavonga District has received reports of Fall Army Worm attacks in a number of camps. District Agriculture Coordinating Officer, Anderson Mutinta has confirmed the development to ZANIS in an interview. Mr Mutinta said the ministry has since moved in to ascertain the extent of damage and verify the areas which […]

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