Zambian budget to fight armyworms increased

The Zambian Ministry of Agriculture says it needs K30 million to combat fall armyworms that have invaded 70 000 hectares of fields. The ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Julius Shawa, says they requested additional funding from the national treasury. Government had budgeted for K15 million to tackle armyworm infestations during the 2017/’18 farming…

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Zambian government to help farmers hit by armyworms

The Zambian Minister of Agriculture, Dora Siliya, announced that the government would be distributing 50 000 kg of early maturing seed to help farmers recoup losses suffered due to armyworms. Siliya said that about 124 000 ha of an estimated 1.4 million ha planted under maize have been affected by…

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