West Africa seeks partnerships to develop fisheries

The Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) has called for more public and private sector investments to generate growth and foster sustainability in the regional fishing industry. The FCWC was set up in 2007 to manage and regulate the fishing industry and resources of the 6…

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Zambia encouraged to join fisheries initiative

Zambia has been encouraged to join the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) to enhance trade and investment in the sector. The initiative intends to be a code of conduct involving states, civil society, development partners and operators in the fisheries sector. It will provide each member country with fisheries legislation and…

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ZNFU hails 2018 national budget

The Zambian National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) has hailed the 2018 national budget as progressive in enhancing agricultural productivity. “The budget addresses some of the concerns of the farming community through various measures proposed to increase production and diversification,” said Jervis Zimba, ZNFU President. Last Friday, government announced a K71.6 billion…

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Budget to “boost crop, livestock, fisheries productivity” – Mutati

The 2018 budget will especially benefit Zambian crop, livestock and fish farmers, said Zambian Finance Minister Felix Mutati. Mutati delivered his K71.6 billion budget on Friday, highlighting the improvement of agriculture market information systems and the development of functional markets. The focus will be on sustaining high production and enhancing…

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