‘Give 50% land to women’

Zambian Lands Minister Jean Kapata has ordered councils to give 50% of land to women. This while a lawmaker has called for urgent legislation to bar foreigners from owning land in Zambia. Kapata said her directive is predicated on President’s Edgar Lungu’s wish to see 50% of all land allocated…

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Farmers unable to plant as FISP fails them

Smallholder farmers have warned of a poor harvest in the coming season, lamenting what they have described as the ‘disastrous’ management and distribution of this year’s Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP). “Farmers have been left stranded without seed or fertiliser,” said Dr Frank Kayule, president of the National Union for…

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‘Small scale farmers negatively affected by ZNFU-calamity’ – Nusfaz-boss

Dr Frank Kayula, president of the National Union for Small scale farmers of Zambia (Nusfaz), is committed to advancing the future of small scale farmers in his country. Dr Kayula, a crop scientist who lectures at the University of Lusaka, says agriculture needs entrepreneurs who know how to farm and…

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