Crop production: Sunflower as a rotation crop

Sunflower is an important oil seed crop in Southern Africa. It is grown in virtually all summer rainfall areas. It normally competes favourably and is a good alternative to other summer grain crops. The total area under sunflower production in South Africa varies from year to year because of climatic…

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Edible oil producers seek tax exemption

Edible oil producers in Zambia want exemption from the 16% Value Added Tax (VAT) to make local products competitive. “The industry is facing unfair competition from imported oil products and zero-rating VAT will help make the local industry competitive,” said Dharmesh Patel, executive of an edible oil manufacturing company. Patel…

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‘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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This headman has a passion for farming

Simon Malambo, a local headman in the Southern Province's Monze area, runs his 25ha farm on traditional land in close co-operation with his wife and children. He believes in collective decision-making and follows an open book policy with the farm's finances. "If anything happens to me today, my daughter, my…

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