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Thursday 04 July 2013

Zambia

Large poultry investment

Ross Breeders Africa is expanding its Zambian operations with SmartPro incubation technologies and air handling systems from Pas Reform. The project includes a new broiler hatchery, additional breeder houses, a new grandparent farm, staff housing and ancillary buildings.

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Monday 24 June 2013

Zambia

Farm help from the EU

European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, is set to sign a new agreement to support smallholder farmers and promote agricultural conservation in Zambia, during his first ever visit to the country (18-20 June).

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Sunday 05 May 2013

Zambia

Bankers and farmers

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.

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Wednesday 24 April 2013

Zambia

World bank boost for farmers

Government has signed a US$29.8 million (KR150 million) loan agreement with the World Bank for boosting the agriculture sector in the country.

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Sunday 14 April 2013

Zambia

Drug companies work with government to push drugs

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.

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Sunday 31 March 2013

Zambia

Farmers need rain

Rain-fed agriculture: risk or opportunity.

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Saturday 12 January 2013

Zambia

Timber farming

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.

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Friday 28 September 2012

Zambia

Help for farmers

Help for farmers

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Wednesday 22 August 2012

Zambia

Japanese farm investment

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.

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Thursday 09 August 2012

Zambia

A.I for pigs

First it was successfully helping a pig in Wakiso District deliver up to 15 pigs recorded on November 13, 2011 and the second delivery recorded on 28 January 2012 for a subsistence farmer, Senfuka Henry also in Wakiso district when his pig dropped 12 piglets using the same technology, reports EastAfricanBusinessWeek.

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Monday 11 June 2012

Zambia

Glendale’s Next Generation in Zambia

The Glendale Agricultural Society have announced details of the delegate selected to represent the Society at the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth Conference being held in Zambia in September this year.

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Tuesday 29 May 2012

Zambia

Ban on maize exports

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.

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Tuesday 22 May 2012

Zambia

Economic reform on the farm

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 economic growth with annual growth rates of above six per cent, mainly driven by themining industry.

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Zambia

World Bank cash for farmers

Government has signed a US$50 million (about K260 billion) loan agreement with the World Bank for livestock development and animal health project.

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Sunday 20 May 2012

Zambia

The poultry industry

Despite the poultry industry being a successful story, it needs to ramp up growth to meet soaring domestic demand for poultry products, which is expected to rise over a medium to long-term period.

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Monday 13 February 2012

Zambia

New scandal involving Rabobank

Zambia is investigating the 2007 sale of a 49 percent stake in state-owned Zanaco Bank to Netherlands lender Rabobank , in yet another case that could see a reversal of a deal involving foreigners.

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Saturday 04 February 2012

Zambia

A good maize harvest

Zambia has robust maize stocks and sees little risk in using them to partly fill a regional gap as a supply crunch looms in southern Africa, pushing up futures prices for the staple and accelerating food inflation.

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Monday 16 January 2012

Zambia

Soy shortage

The Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) has said lack of certified soya beans seed in the country is affecting the production of the crop, which is having a knock-on effect on the poultry industry.

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Wednesday 11 January 2012

Zambia

The soy harvest

ZNFU president Jervis Zimba told AllAfrica that the country had witnessed an increase in the demand for poultry feed largely due to the increase in chicken and pig rearing but that demand had not matched the availability of certified soya beans seed.

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Thursday 22 December 2011

Zambia

Investing in farming

AGRICULTURE, Food and Fisheries Minister, Emmanuel Chenda has said Zambia is determined to increase the agricultural growth rate from the current one per cent to 10 per cent by the year 2015. Mr Chenda said if achieved, the move would increase household income and ensure that a large part of the population was food secure.

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Tuesday 27 September 2011

Zambia

Talking poultry farming

In June, Hybrid Poultry farm celebrated its 50 years of service to the Zambian poultry industry with a reception at Pamodzi hotel in Lusaka. The farm was established in June 1961 when the country was incorporated in Northern Rhodesia.

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Monday 05 September 2011

Zambia

The poultry industry

Zambia’s poultry industry is expected to grow by 25% this year an official from the country’s poultry association has stated.

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Friday 12 August 2011

Zambia

International poultry council meeting

The International Poultry Council (IPC) will hold its next meeting in Africa, for the first time. The meeting take place in Livingstone in Zambia on 16 to 20 October 2011.

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Saturday 23 April 2011

Zambia

Fish farming

A village a few hundred metres from Lake Tanganyika, which holds nearly one-sixth of the world's available fresh water, has turned its back on fishing in favour of farming.

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