Rain causes anxiety among Zambian farmers

Many farmers are worried after rain lashed parts of Zambia, but the Zambia Meteorological Department (ZMD) has advised farmers not to rush into planting. ZMD said the rain experienced in parts of the country over the weekend and early this week will subside over the next few days. “The rains…

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Farmers unable to plant as FISP fails them

Smallholder farmers have warned of a poor harvest in the coming season, lamenting what they have described as the ‘disastrous’ management and distribution of this year’s Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP). “Farmers have been left stranded without seed or fertiliser,” said Dr Frank Kayule, president of the National Union for…

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Climate change education builds security and capacity in the agri-sector

Musika has trained staff from the ministry of agriculture, from the Zambian National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU), and from several agricultural dealers, in Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA). The Southern Province and the Eastern Region were the first to receive this boost to the farming sector. CSA has been rolled out by…

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