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Crop Industry News: Zambia

23 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Zambia Favourable Rains Forecast for 2014/15 Cropping Season
ZAMBIA - Planting of the 2015 cereal crops is expected to commence in October. ...
07 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Zambia Sustainably Managing Natural Resources in Zambia
ZAMBIA - The CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) aims to tackle poverty issues in Zambia through developing fish and agricultural production....
09 July 2013
Crop Industry News from Zambia Syngenta to Acquire African Corn Seed Business
ZAMBIA - Syngenta has announced that it will acquire MRI Seed Zambia Ltd and MRI Agro Ltd (“MRI”), a leading developer, producer and distributor of white corn seed in Zambia. ...
08 July 2013
Crop Industry News from Zambia NFU Members Bring Knowledge, Experience to Zambia
ZAMBIA - National Farmers Union (NFU) representatives are currently in Chipata Eastern Province, Zambia to participate in the National Cooperative Business Association's – Cooperative League...
08 January 2013
Crop Industry News from Zambia Oil Seed Crop Producers 'Cry for Incentives'
ZAMBIA - The Oilseed Crop Producers Association has called on the government to provide incentives to farmers now that there is an overwhelming demand for the commodity in Zambia....
28 December 2012
Crop Industry News from Zambia Army Worms Destroy Zambian Maize Fields
ZAMBIA - Zambia's maize crop is under threat following an outbreak of army worms....
06 January 2012
Crop Industry News from Zambia Zambia: Plant the Right Seed for High Yields, Urges Expert
ZAMBIA - Small-scale famers in the country should ensure they plant relevant certified seed varieties if they are to enhance crop production, a seed breeder has advised....
29 December 2011
Crop Industry News from Zambia Poultry Industry Setbacks Worry ZNFU
ZAMBIA - The Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) has said lack of certified soya beans seed in the country is affecting the production of the crop. The union said this had in turn affected the...
27 July 2011
Crop Industry News from Zambia ZNFU Urges Zero-rate Tax on Flour, Bread, Feed
ZAMBIA - Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) has urged Government to zero-rate on wheat flour, bread, stock feed inputs and agricultural equipment for value added tax (VAT) to reduce the food...
18 May 2011
Crop Industry News from Zambia Top Sugar Producer Says Output Up 22 Per Cent
ZAMBIA - Sugar production at Zambia's largest sugar producer rose 22 per cent to 385,000 tonnes in its financial year which ended March 31, according to Africa Business Communities. ...
06 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Zambia Bumper Maize Harvest 'A Major Boost For Country'
ZAMBIA – The recent announcement that African nation Zambia had recorded an unprecedented maize bumper harvest of more than 2.7 million tonnes could provide a significant boost the country...
24 August 2010
Crop Industry News from Zambia Bumper Maize 'Will Help Recover Feed Prices'
The current bumper harvest of maize in Zambia will help revamp the country's ailing poultry industry with more affordable grain prices....
02 August 2010
Crop Industry News from Zambia Govt Admits Poor Maize Planning
There are problems with the current marketing of maize in Zambia, the country's agriculture minister, Peter Daka, has said....
22 July 2010
Crop Industry News from Zambia Maize Surplus Sold For Export To Keep Prices Low
ZAMBIA –Authorities in the African state of Zambia have begun selling surplus maize to local merchants for export, in a bid to keep domestic prices of the grain low amid this season's plentiful...
15 June 2010
Crop Industry News from Zambia Zimbabwe Eyes Maize Surplus
ZAMBIA – The southern African nation of Zimbabwe is currently negotiating with Zambia over an increase in its imports of maize to ease a significant grain deficit, a local newspaper has reported....
24 May 2010
Crop Industry News from Zambia Maize Yield Hits Historic High
ZAMBIA – This season's maize output in Zambia is the highest recorded level in more than 20 years, at 2.8 million tonnes, the country's agriculture minister said at the weekend....
19 May 2010
Crop Industry News from Zambia Low Maize Prices 'A Threat to Next Year's Output'
ZAMBIA – Next season's Zambian maize harvest is expected to drop from the output of over 1.9 million tonnes anticipated this year due to low, unsustainable prices, an industry expert said on...
05 March 2010
Crop Industry News from Zambia Maize and Rice Sales Begin
ZAMBIA - The Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has begun the sale of maize and paddy rice amid warnings from farmers of the price impact....
23 November 2009
Crop Industry News from Zambia Climate Protection Project Combats Deforestation
ZAMBIA - Together with its partner organisations, German energy company RWE has launched a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project in Zambia as part of a programme to promote climate protection...
15 July 2009
Crop Industry News from Zambia 10MW Solar Plant for Lusaka
ZAMBIA - The Zambia Development Agency has announced that a 10MW solar power station is to be built in Lusaka....
01 April 2009
Crop Industry News from Zambia Zambia Favourable for Biofuels Investment
ZAMBIA - Zambia is an attractive option for investment in biofuels because of the favourable economic conditions for growing feedstocks and sufficient land to cultivate....
22 April 2008
Crop Industry News from Zambia Zambian Farmers Encouraged to Plant Jatropha and Moringa
ZAMBIA - Development specialists in Zambia are encouraging farmers to plant trees - the Jatropha and Moringa - to help with their nutritional and even fuel needs, writes Sanday Chongo Kabange...
18 December 2007
Crop Industry News from Zambia Government may rethink maize for biofuel
ZAMBIA - The cabinet should reconsider its decision not to allow maize to be used as a feedstock for biofuels, the specialist chemical services company Omnia has said....

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