Seed for farmers invaded by fall army worms

The Zambian Ministry of Agriculture has started distributing early maturing maize seed to help farmers hit by fall army worms to recoup their losses. Farmers in the Copperbelt was among the first recipients of 10 tonnes of the early maturing seed. Provincial permanent secretary reverend Howard Sikwela said the seed…

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Red locust plague threatens Zambia

A red locust swarm covering 20 000 hectares in the Kafue flood plains has been detected by the Ndola-based International Red Locust Control for Central and Southern African (IRLCo-CSA). This gives rise to further threats to this year’s harvest. President Edgar Lungu directed the Treasury to release ZMW1 million to…

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