Farmers pessimistic, but Zambian government wants smooth planting season

The Zambian government is going all out to ensure a smooth 2017/’18 planting season, despite many farmers getting despondent about delayed farming inputs. Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya at the weekend said government released K1 billion of K1.7 billion to activate electronic voucher (e-voucher) cards for the Farmer Input Support Programme…

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FRA owes Zambian farmers K600m

The Food Reserve Agency (FRA) owes K600 million to farmers who supplied it with maize during this year’s marketing season, said FRA executive director, Chola Kafwabulula. Kafwabulula said the agency has already paid out K103 million and expects treasury to pay the balance soon. FRA exceeded its target of 500…

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FRA to earn US$13m from export of surplus maize

The Food Reserve Agency (FRA) says it will earn US$13 million from the export of surplus maize from the 2016 farming season. FRA Executive Director Chola Kafwabulula said the agency would earn the money for facilitating the transaction of exporting 100,000 tons of maize to East Africa. According to FRA,…

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Subjects displaced by chiefdom sale want court to eject buyer

Subjects displaced in the controversial chiefdom sale in Zambia’s Central Province have turned to the courts to eject the buyer. In an application filed in the High Court of Zambia, they ask that the investor be ordered to cease the fishing and hunting activities he conducts in the area. In…

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