‘Ban cheap tomato imports!’ – farmers

Zambian farmers have asked their government to ban Tanzanian tomato imports in a bid to protect them against “unfair competition”. Farmers said the imports meant that local prices were deflated by as much as ZMW150 per 25kg box. The permanent secretary for agriculture - Julius Shawa - said although there…

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Vegetable production: Heat up your cash flow with chillies

Chillies are fairly easy to grow in field conditions and they are a healthy addition to most meals. Here are some production tips to ensure robust, productive plants. As a general rule, the smaller, narrower and darker the chilli, the greater is its flavour. The tip of a chilli is…

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