Solar irrigation system saves ex-miner time, money and energy

Two years ago Daniel Ngosa lost his lucrative mining job on the Copperbelt and bought a small farm in the outskirts of Mufurila town. The 51-year-old, who worked as a metallurgist for 27 years before he was laid off at a height of plummeting metal prices and a mining tax…

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Farmers to benefit from Zambeef project

Zambeef, Leloisa Veterinary Services, Afrivet and non-profit organisation Musika have launched a new livestock improvement project. Ruben Banda, Musika Managing Director, said the partnership with Leloisa Veterinary Services and Afrivet will unlock the potential of the livestock sector in the northern provinces and improve productivity levels of smallholder livestock farmers.…

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New programme to help digitise Zambian smallholder community

A US$25 million programme called AgriFin Accelerate (AFA) has now also been launched in Zambia to drive digital advancement for small scale farmers. The program was launched by Mercy Corps, an international humanitarian aid agency. It is run in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, which works with non-profit organisations to…

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Supporting growth in the livestock sector

Musika, an independent Zambian non-profit company, pledged its support to Zambeef’s smallholder cattle development project, in the Northern Province, at a recent hand-over of equipment. Zambeef aims to put an estimated 500 farmers into the livestock supply chain through this project which is worth US$800 000. Included in Musika’s support…

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