Farm management: Improving your farm’s income

It’s easy to talk about making money on a farm; many ‘millions’ have been ‘made’ using a piece of paper, a pen and a calculator. The reality is very different. Here are some practical issues to consider. Every farmer wants to maximise his earnings from his farm. This is not…

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Drying methods for vegetables and fruit – getting more from your produce

Drying is one of the oldest, easiest and cheapest methods of preserving food. Several fruits, vegetables and herbs can be stored this way with great success for later use in soup, stews and puddings. Fruit and vegetables that are dried and stored carefully retain most of their nutritional value. As…

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Retail prices of mealie-meal down in Zambia

The retail price of maize in Zambia has dropped from K120/25kg [K4 800/ton] to K73/25kg [K2 920/ton] for white maize, and from K90/25kg [K3 600/ton] to K67/25kg [K2 680/ton] for yellow (brown) maize. President of the Millers Association of Zambia (MAZ) Andrew Chintala said the price drop was due to…

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Overcoming poverty by tackling developmental issues

The World Bank has helped to uplift Zambian farmers and improve the quality of their lives. This forms part of their involvement in the country to advance production and reduce poverty. “Investing in agribusiness and developing markets is the key to improving agricultural productivity and reducing poverty in the country,”…

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