Agritech Expo breaks records, but ‘not enough commercial farmers’

The Zambian agricultural event of the year, Agritech Expo, was held at the Golden Valley Agricultural Research Centre (GART) in Chisamba about 70km from the capital city, Lusaka. The expo, which took place over three days, was a touch point for farmers and agri-businesses who came in from across the…

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Excitement on eve of 4th Agritech Expo Zambia

Zambia is bustling with excitement on the eve of the 4th Agritech Expo, one of Africa’s largest business-to-business agricultural exhibits. It runs from 27 – 29 April 2017 in Chisamba, Central Province. Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) executive director Ellah Chembe at a media briefing today said this year’s Agritech…

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Agritech Expo interview: ‘Agriculture needs predictable policies from government’

Musika – a non-profit company that works to stimulate private sector investment in the smallholder market – has been a key partner of the Agritech Expo Zambia, since it started in 2014. We asked its Director of Strategy – Mr. Rob Munro – a few questions. How has Agritech Expo…

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“Women are the backbone of the development of the farming sector”

Grace Musonda is a Zambian teacher and farmer and a regular visitor to the Agritech Expo that happens this year from 27 to 29 April at Chisamba. She teaches at the American International School of Lusaka along Leopards Hill Road and her farm is in Mansa in Luapula Province. Annemarie…

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