Zambian government pledges US$150m for development of farming blocks

Zambian Finance Minister Felix Mutati says government will allocate US$150 million to kick-start the development of Kalungwishi Farm Block in Northern Province. Mutati says the development of the 200 000 hectare area will serve as a model for the other 1 million hectares of arable land allocated for farming blocks.…

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Kenya fears sugar imports will suppress local industry

Kenyan millers say the import of duty-free sugar from Zambia and other countries can suffocate the local industry. In May, the Kenyan government permitted cheaper sugar imports without restrictions on quantity or specific importers to cushion the country’s deficit of more than 300 000 tons. The move also allowed Kenya…

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