Possible revival of international groundnut market for SA farmers

Large maize harvests combined with large carry-over stock could mean South African grain farmers will have to turn to planting more groundnuts in the coming season. Higher yields and prices in the previous season can now stimulate local markets to explore historic markets and exploit new opportunities. Data from GrainSA…

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Zambian government cuts 20 000 ghost farmers from FISP

The Ministry of Agriculture removed 20 000 so-called ghost farmers from the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) to eliminate malpractices. “Most of the people who benefit from FISP are not farmers, and this exercise is to ensure the programme benefits the intended smallholder farmers,” said Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya. Siliya…

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FISP to cover 10 crops, says Zambian agriculture minister

The Zambian government has broadened the number of crops to be covered under the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) to accelerate crop diversification. Agricultural minister Dora Siliya said the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) will buy all crops produced by farmers under FISP. “FISP will now support about 10 crops to…

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Soya, groundnut production surge – IAPRI

Soya production soared by 41 000 tons and groundnut production increased by 20 000 tons in 2016. According to the Indaba Agriculture Policy Institute (IAPRI) the rise in production is the result of crop diversification driven by government and other agriculture stakeholders. “Improving the performance of soya beans and groundnuts…

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Soybean production in Zambia increased with 41 000 tons.

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