ZNFU gives fuel price reduction lukewarm reception

The drop in fuel prices announced this week will have limited impact on farmers as lower grain values and high input costs will offset any savings from cheaper energy, said the Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU). “The price of fertiliser is still high. Unless we look at the figures, it…

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Farmer produces diesel from plastic

This dairy and beef farmer from Vereeniging in Midvaal, Gauteng, uses a simple, homemade apparatus to make cheap diesel from old plastic. The numbers rapidly ticking over on the petrol or diesel pump when you fill up your pick-up truck or tractor is enough to give anyone ulcers. Meinhard Peters,…

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Zambian farmers cry for farm inputs as rains start

The good rains that fell over large parts of Zambia over the weekend merely deepened the concern over delayed delivery of farm inputs by government in most parts of the nation. Chiefs nationwide also voiced their concern and the Minister of Agriculture - Dora Siliya - yesterday told the media…

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