Boost for Zambia’s small-scale Moringa producers

An outgrower scheme, initiated by Small-Scale Industries Association of Zambia (SSIAZ), will benefit 100 000 Zambian smallholder moringa producers. According to SSIAZ, smallholder farmers will be paid K200 000 per hectare of planted Moringa under its partnership with a local firm, Sakaximbi. “We initially targeted a small number of producers…

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FAO pilots tree planting programme to mitigate Zambia’s rapid deforestation

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is piloting a programme to integrate forestry into farming in a bid to halt deteriorating soil fertility arising from rapid deforestation in Zambia. The programme, targeting more than 24 000 farmers in Southern and North Western provinces, is being implemented in conjunction with a…

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Lungu tightens screws on mukula illegal trade

President Edgar Lungu called in the army and barred the transport of mukula logs through Zambia from neighbouring countries to curb the illegal harvest and smuggling of the endangered tree species. “The president last Friday signed a statutory instrument (SI), making it illegal to use Zambian soil to transit endangered…

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