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Zambia has enough maize in reserves

Government says there is sufficient maize stocks in storage facilities being held by the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) amounting to over 900,000 tonnes as of the beginning of January this year. He said a maize stock verification exercise was undertaken … read more »

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Groundnuts: An ignored yet viable industry

A LOT of you are wondering about what I am   going to write on because you believe that groundnuts are readily available in Zambia. Yes, it is very true that groundnuts are readily available in Zambia. Actually, it is the … read more »

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ZCF to set up milling plants

THE Zambia Cooperative Federation (ZCF) will this year set up milling plants in selected provincial centres to mill the maize grown by cooperative societies. The federation has identified milling as the first priority area in the value addition chain it … read more »

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FRA unearths maize scam

THE Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has unearthed a scam in which some individuals are engaging in the illegal sale of maize the agency has been releasing to millers in the country. Some people have been illegally selling maize packed in FRA … read more »

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Vubwi MP appeals for relief food

VUBWI Member of Parliament (MP) Eustarckio Kazonga has appealed to the Government to start sending relief food to avert the looming hunger in the newly-created district. Dr Kazonga, who toured some villages in Zozwe, said hunger was looming because of … read more »

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Farmers press Govt to formalise exports to DRC

COMMERCIAL and small-scale farmers in the border town of Chililabombwe have appealed to the Government to put some measures in place to facilitate formal export trade between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Chililabombwe District administration officer Frank … read more »

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Maize offloaded to cushion escalating price of mealie meal

Agriculture Minister Emmanuel Chenda says the food Reserve Agency has started off loading maize to millers to cushion the escalating price of mealie meal. Mr Chenda has told ZNBC that the process dubbed operation flood the market is expected to … read more »

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Government says it has resolved the mealie-meal crisis

Government has resolved the mealie-meal crisis that had hit some parts of Copperbelt. Agriculture and Livestock Minister Emmanuel Chenda who earlier held a closed door meeting with millers in Kitwe today told journalists that the two parties have resolved the … read more »

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Zambia: It’s Show Time Now

By Malama Katulwende The Zambia Agriculture and Commercial Show has commenced in Lusaka’s Show Grounds. Local and foreign exhibitors alike have set up their pavilions in expectation of large crowds. The Show has been officiated by Malawian President Bingu Wa … read more »

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