Agritech Expo Zambia 2018: Small-scale farmers and finding suitable markets

Kingsley Kachenjela, founded the popular Facebook group Small Scale Farmers (Farming as business) (397 000 followers) to provide farmers with a platform to access and share relevant agricultural information. A man who believes that action must follow talk, Kingsley spoke about finding markets for farmer produce, at Zambia’s recent Agritech…

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New Future Farm project in Zambia to provide sustainable solutions to smallholder farmers, agro-dealers

A new project at the AGCO Future Farm in Zambia is going to assess the needs of smallholder farmers and agro-dealers to provide them profitable solutions. AGCO, a global provider of agricultural solutions to farmers, is leading an 18 month-long initiative for the Alliance for Green Revolution for Africa (AGRA),…

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US$39 million FAO deal to support agro-output of rural Zambian farmers

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has signed a US$39 million deal with the Zambian government to implement a programme that will aim to help small-scale rural farmers increase production. This is as the African Consumer Union (ACU) called on government to create a more enabling…

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Communal farmers do more with less

Through the support and motivation of the Underberg Farmers Association (UFA), black farming communities in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) have increased their yields, improved their knowledge and learnt new skills. The UFA has a mission to bridge the knowledge gap in a practical way by teaching improved methods of planting…

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