Zambian fresh producers revolt against agents at Soweto market

Zambian fresh producers are pushing back against marketing agents at Soweto Market, the country’s main outlet. Located in the west of the capital Lusaka, Soweto Market is a fresh produce and one-stop destination for retailers, grocers, street traders, the food service industry and regular consumers. An estimated 10 000 buyers…

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Soweto market fails to meet hygiene standards

Zambia’s largest fresh produce outlet, Soweto market in Lusaka, failed to meet standards of cleanliness and sanitation set out in the Public Health Act. The market with its more than 1 000 fresh food stalls also lacked proper water drainage systems, giving rise to the potential outbreak of water-borne diseases…

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A love for farming drives tomato success

Quality is king, says tomato farmer, Jimmy Manjanja, of JM Farming Enterprize in Mwembeshi, west of Lusaka. On his farm, about 40 km from the capital, he has learned to produce top quality tomatoes all year round with precious little water. Jasper Raats visited Jimmy. Every 6 to 8 weeks…

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