Agriculture

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 […]

Over 10, 000 farmers in Kabwe District of Central Province have not received Urea fertilizer under the 2021/2022 Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP), District Agricultural Coordinator, Chishimba Mubanga has disclosed. Dr Mubanga in an interview with ZANIS in Kabwe said he could only provide expert information because the matter has been escalated to the Ministry […]

Chasefu farmers urged to report malpractices in input distribution The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in Eastern Province has urged Chasefu farmers who were affected by malpractices in the farming input distribution to report the matter to relevant authorities. Speaking in an interview with ZANIS, ACC Eastern Province Community Education Officer, Bernard Ndhlovu, said famers are being […]

FMD BREAKS IN KABOMPO FOOT AND MOUTH disease ( FMD ) has claimed a number of domestic animals in Mumbezhi area of Kabompo district, Northwestern province. Acting district veterinary coordinator, Cornelius Mweemba says his office has been receiving between four and five weekly reports of deaths of the domestic animals. “I can confirm that we […]

BUUMBA CHIMBULU writes                                             THE Federation of Small Scale Miners Association of Zambia (FSSMAZ) is ready to create a strong partnership with the Ministry of Mines in developing the small scale miners sub sector. FSSAMAZ is available to partner with the Ministry of Mines with the purpose of sharing vital ideas in contributing to the development […]

A total of 12,500 households in four districts of Zambia will benefit from the 1000 Days Social Cash Transfer (SCT) Nutrition Cash Plus pilot program government is implementing. This came to light when a team from National Food and Nutrition Commission of Zambia, Ministry of Community Development and Social Services (MCDSS), Ministry of Health, UNICEF, […]

6,000 farmers get solar cold rooms SILUMESI MALUMO writes @SunZambian SMALL-SCALE Farmers Development Agency (SAFADA) has partnered with Aldelano, a company based in the United States to empower about 6,000 farmers with solar cold rooms. Aldelano independent sales recruiter, Kennedy Mvula said about US$3 million would be pumped into the cold rooms’ project. In an […]


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