ZNFU hails 2018 national budget

The Zambian National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) has hailed the 2018 national budget as progressive in enhancing agricultural productivity. “The budget addresses some of the concerns of the farming community through various measures proposed to increase production and diversification,” said Jervis Zimba, ZNFU President. Last Friday, government announced a K71.6 billion…

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Budget to “boost crop, livestock, fisheries productivity” – Mutati

The 2018 budget will especially benefit Zambian crop, livestock and fish farmers, said Zambian Finance Minister Felix Mutati. Mutati delivered his K71.6 billion budget on Friday, highlighting the improvement of agriculture market information systems and the development of functional markets. The focus will be on sustaining high production and enhancing…

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Mutati unveils K71.6bn 2018 national budget

Zambian Finance Minister Felix Mutati today (Friday) unveiled a K71.6 billion budget for 2018 that gave tax incentives to agriculture,  aimed at enhancing domestic revenue collection. Delivering his second budget speech themed “Accelerating fiscal fitness for sustained inclusive growth, without leaving anyone behind”, Mutati said government’s resolve for inclusive development…

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Zambian farmers clamor for tax incentives

Faced with a tumultuous marketing season, Zambian farmers are asking government to consider tax incentives for the agriculture sector. “Giving tax incentives to farmers would translate into increased production and hedge against the threat of cheap imports,” said Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) President Jervis Zimba. Zimba was giving ZNFU’s…

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