Lungu to intervene in maize price impasse

President Edgar Lungu has assured farmers that the price of K60/50kg for white maize being offered by the Food Reserve Agency (FRA), will be reviewed. The president’s statement comes after he for months refused to be drawn on the deadlock. The Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) welcomed the statement. “President…

Continue Reading Lungu to intervene in maize price impasse

Lungu calls for eradication of tsetse fly

President Edgar Lungu has challenged scientists and livestock stakeholders to eradicate tsetse fly. Tsetse flies occur in 40% of Zambia’s land area and cause Human Animal Trypanosomiasis (HAT), commonly known as sleeping sickness. It is fatal to animals and humans. “The increasing presence of tsetse flies has serious negative consequences…

Continue Reading Lungu calls for eradication of tsetse fly

Lungu launches 7th NDP with agriculture at heart

President Edgar Lungu launched the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) with a pledge to reduce rural poverty. Lungu said the plan will accelerate the building of a diversified economy where agriculture, value-addition and knowledge-based activities are entrenched in line with government’s desire to mitigate high levels of poverty. “This is…

Continue Reading Lungu launches 7th NDP with agriculture at heart

Farmers could get preferential power tariffs – Lungu

President Edgar Lungu said government will consider preferential power tariffs for farmers. This follows an outcry by the Zambian National Farmers Union (ZNFU) after the country’s power utility company ZESCO imposed a massive power hike of 75%. Speaking on Tuesday, while he visited small and commercial farmers in Central Province,…

Continue Reading Farmers could get preferential power tariffs – Lungu

End of content

No more pages to load