Market crisis hits Zambian smallholder rice producers

Zambian smallholder rice producers are in the deep throes of a market crisis, a survey by Africanfarming.com reveals. At the core of the crisis is the lack of market policies that linked farmers with major buyers. This leaves them vulnerable to so-called exploitative private buyers. The market crisis is more…

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Zambia to use army in defending Mukula tree

President Edgar Lungu is expected to call in the army to halt the illegal trade in Mukula tree logs, Muchinga province minister Maloza Sichone said on Tuesday. Muchinga is most severely affected. Sichone said the measure is necessary as the tree is now threatened with extinction. “We have found it…

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