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World News: Zambia
Zambia | 1 July 2015
Zambia to receive $10m investment for agriculture

The German Amatheon Agri Group and the Japanese Toyota Tsusho Corporation have announced an estimated $10 million agro partnership project in Zambia. The joint venture highlights the increasing import...


Zambia | 29 June 2015
Conservation agriculture vital in tackling climate change effects

Esther Msteka, Lusaka Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Given Lubinda says conservation agriculture is a strategic approach in mitigating effects of climate change, preserving soil, and water reso...


Zambia | 19 February 2015
Hailstorm destroys property, crops in Western Province

A hailstorm has destroyed property and caused damage to crops in some parts of Nkeyema district in Western Province. Nkeyema district commissioner Yuvwenu Kashandola led a team of government offici...


Zambia | 21 October 2014
Small-scale farmers to receive livestock

About 6,000 small-scale farmers are expected to benefit from the Heifer International pass- on -the -gift project which will include cattle, goats and village chickens in Mwansabombwe this year. In...


Zambia | 16 October 2014
Cattle rustlers escape longer jail term

Parliament yesterday threw out a private members motion which, if passed, would have increased the jail sentence for cattle rustlers from the current 15 to a minimum of 20 years imprisonment. This ...


Zambia | 18 July 2014
Cattle farmers cry for security

Some Chibombo farmers have expressed concern over the security of their animals following increased cattle rustling activities in the area. The district recently recorded an increase in cases of ca...


Zambia | 12 May 2014
200 head of cattle infected with lung plague diesease

The veterinary department in Western Province says 200 head of cattle have been infected with contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP). CBPP, also known as lung plague, is a contagious bacterial ...


Zambia | 1 November 2013
Gov't buys 330,000 livestock vaccine doses

Government has bought more than 333,000 vaccine doses for the livestock immunisation exercise against foot and mouth disease in five districts of Southern Province. Provincial veterinary officer C...


Zambia | 22 October 2013
Poor road network impacts on dairy growth

Fisenge Dairy Co-operative Union of Luanshya has bemoaned lack of proper road networks to milk collection centres, saying this is hindering the growth of the dairy sector in the province. Cooperati...


Zambia | 14 October 2013
Improve livestock sector, Govt urges stakeholders

Government has urged stakeholders in the agriculture sector to quickly launch agricultural projects aimed at improving the livestock sector in the country, following delays to launch the US$64.75 mill...


Zambia | 9 October 2013
Gov't vaccinates 50,000 cattle

Government has commenced the livestock vaccination exercise in Southern Province against Foot and Mouth diseases with more than 50,000 heads of cattle vaccinated in Mazabuka District. Mazabuka Dist...


Zambia | 4 June 2013
Sichinga Admits PF’s Agriculture Failure

The emotive subject of subsidies once again boiled over as Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) president Edith Nawakwi and Agriculture Minister Bob Sichinga faced off on ZNBC’s Quest live progra...


Zambia | 26 April 2013
Barclays to promote conservation farming

BARCLAYS Bank Zambia has set aside KR256 000 for promotion and adoption of conservation farming technologies among 180,000 small and medium-scale farmers in 17 districts of Zambia. The bank has par...


Zambia | 22 April 2013
AfDB Launches Multinational Project On Rural Economy in Zambia

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) in Zambia and the Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI), with support from the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), successfu...


Zambia | 16 April 2013
Zambia and World Bank sign $29.8m for agriculture

Government has signed a US$29.8 million (KR150 million) loan agreement with the World Bank for boosting the agriculture sector in the country. Speaking at the signing ceremony in Lusaka yesterday, ...


Zambia | 2 April 2013
State puts measures to avert disease outbreak

Government says it will put up measures that will prevent cattle diseases from spreading to areas that are currently disease-free, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Robert Sichinga has said. Th...


Zambia | 12 March 2013
Rain-fed agriculture: risk or opportunity

A couple of weeks into this New Year, Zambian farmers have one main wish: rain. This is because their crops have not reached the harvest stage. The rainy season normally starts beginning of Novembe...


Zambia | 22 February 2013
Cattle disease hampering efforts to tap export market

The Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) says Zambia’s beef production has been plagued by disease outbreaks affecting its productivity and exports. And Western Province Permanent Secretary Emmanue...


Zambia | 31 December 2012
Govt, timber industry players to ink deal

The Government is expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the stakeholders in the local timber industry aimed at addressing issues affecting sustainable forest management. Lands, ...


Zambia | 22 October 2012
Combating cattle disease, a battle for all

The issue of animal diseases killing cattle in many parts of the country has for a long time been a real thorn in the flesh for Government. Our cattle have in many instances perished or wiped out a...


Zambia | 12 October 2012
How agriculture can be enhanced amid challenges

FOR over 100 years, 106 years to be precise, farmers from across the country have been meeting annually at the Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) Congress with the main objective of sharing ideas a...


Zambia | 21 September 2012
State releases K800 million for Mpulungu farmers

From NKOMBO KACHEMBA in Kitwe GOVERNMENT has released K800 million to pay farmers in Mpulungu for the maize they supplied to the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) during the ongoing crop marketing exercise. ...


Zambia | 17 August 2012
Zambia records over $40m investment from Japan

Zambia recorded over US$40 million (approximately K200billion) worth of investments from Japan between 2005 and 2011 with Hitachi Construction Machinery Zambia alone investing about US$15million. D...


Zambia | 10 August 2012
State to buy all maize

Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Development Emmanuel Chenda has assured peasant farmers in the country that Government will buy all their maize. Mr Chenda said reports that Government will no...


Zambia | 30 July 2012
Bandits steal 16 cattle in Lufwanyama

Three suspected bandits have allegedly stolen 16 head of cattle from a farmer of Chief Fungulwe’s area in Lufwanyama on the Copperbelt after holding a shepherd at gunpoint. Lufwanyama district comm...


Zambia | 7 June 2012
Province facing cattle theft crisis

Stock theft in KwaZulu-Natal has reached “unacceptably” high levels, with losses to farmers running into millions of rand, says the specialised stock theft and loss co-ordinating committee. The com...


Zambia | 31 May 2012
Boost livestock, Kazabu ordered

President Michael Sata has directed newly-appointed Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Luxon Kazabu to initiate mechanisms that will strengthen animal husbandry to boost the livestock secto...


Zambia | 14 May 2012
Maize, wheat bran exports banned

Government has with banned the export of maize and wheat bran from the country in accordance with the Control of Goods Act, CAP 421 section 3 of the laws of Zambia.


Zambia | 9 May 2012
World Bank to give $50m to Zambia farmers

Government has signed a US$50 million (about K260 billion) loan agreement with the World Bank for livestock development and animal health project. The project is set to benefit over 400,000 small-s...


Zambia | 9 May 2012
Farmers beat national maize requirement

ENONMIC reforms in the early 1990s have stimulated economic growth with annual growth rates of above six per cent, mainly drBy MAIMBOLWA MULIKELELA ENONMIC reforms in the early 1990s have stimulated e...