Zambia’s Copperbelt gets farming boost

AFGRI Agri Services, Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), an affiliate of Vendanta Resources, and ImpactAgri Holdings are combining forces to promote agriculture and food processing in Zambia’s Copperbelt region. The companies intend to create jobs and preserve ecosystems around KCM’s mines. According to Steven Din, CEO of KCM, the mining company’s…

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East Coast fever kills cattle in Zambia’s Copperbelt

Zambia’s Copperbelt has been hit by East Coast fever. It has so far killed 100 cattle, Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) and local authorities have confirmed. According to local media, the disease is concentrated in Lufwanyama, about 100 kilometres from the provincial capital Ndola. “The outbreak is due to a…

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Construction of airport displaces Zambian farmers

The construction of a modern airport on the Copperbelt has displaced 480 farmers. Copperbelt Permanent Secretary Elias Kamanga confirmed that more than half of the displaced farmers have already been paid. “Government set aside K21 million to compensate displaced farmers at the new Ndola airport site and more than K14…

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Zambian livestock ministry up-scales fish production in Copperbelt

The Zambian Livestock and Fisheries Ministry in partnership with the International Fund for Agriculture (IFAD) have put up K220 000 to set up a fish hatchery with the capacity to produce 200 000 fingerlings in Kitwe, Copperbelt Province. Livestock and fisheries district officer Bright Malambo said the establishment of the…

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