‘Massive dam in Chibombo will benefit commercial and small-scale Zambian farmers’

Mr. Dave Gordon is a commercial farmer and owner of Sable Farms in Zambia’s Chibombo district. He will also be a VIP visitor to the 2017 Agritech Expo at Chisamba from 27 to 29 April. Annemarie Roodbol, a journalist for the organisers, asked him a few questions Please tell us…

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Farmers on FISP for 10+ years to be cut from programme

As part of major reforms to the Farmers Input Support Programme (FISP), farmers who have been on the system for ten years or more, will be removed. Zambian agriculture minister Dora Siliya says the exercise to cut long-standing beneficiaries must ensure the sustainability of the programme. There has however been…

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Another K200million available for FISP

Government has released a further K200million for the 2016/2017 Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP). According to finance minister Felix Mutati, this brings to K800 million the total amount released to fund this season’s FISP. “The release of the money will keep on track government’s economic diversification through agriculture development,” Mutati…

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Financial boost for agri-business good news for small scale farmers

An approved loan facility from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to the Meridian group is good news for some small scale farmers in southern Africa. This $20 million facility was procured for the financing of Merdian’s agricultural operations in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. “It will enable the bank to reach…

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