Zambia tackles post-harvest grain losses

The Zambian government has embarked on the construction of 98 warehouses countrywide, at a cost of K300 million, to reduce post-harvest grain losses arising from lack of storage. This followed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Advanced African Solutions (ADAS) and local contractor Savenda Management Services. “This will harness…

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SA Government considering suggestions for crop insurance

Information on the involvement of South Africa’s government in crop insurance could be available during the national budget, while insurance for emerging farmers will also be on the agenda. “The government and private insurers are investigating various policy solutions for the development of a crop insurance scheme, which could ease…

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Absa Bank’s overview of agricultural trade in Zambia, Kenya and Namibia

It is the season af marketing and trade, during which maize move across borders in southern Africa. Due to the general good harvest and abundant supply, prices remain low, except in eastern Africa, where the harvest is still going on.  KENYA Maize imports have increased from mid-June and harvesting is…

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Zambia earmarks K2m to fight armyworm during 2017/2018 farming season

Government will spend K2million to implement proactive measures to fight fall armyworm in the next farming season, says Zambian Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya. Experts predict the fall armyworm outbreak that first emerged in southern Africa during the last farming season, will continue to wreak havoc in the new season. “This…

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Zambia earmarks K2m to fight armyworm during 2017/2018 farming season
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