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The Food Reserve Agency today announced a K40 increase in the buying price of a 50kg bag of maize from last year’s K110 to K150 for this year’s crop marketing season. The Agency also announced that it will pay K500 per 50kg bag of Soya Beans while K200 will be paid per 40kg bag of […]

The Zambia Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition Alliance says the 7% increase in maize production forecasted for this year is nothing to celebrate as it is not likely to have any tangible impact on the fight against hunger and malnutrition in Zambia. Minister of Agriculture, Michael Katambo this week announced that Zambia expects to harvest […]

Minister of Agriculture, Michael Katambo says according to a crop forecast survey for the 2020/2021 agricultural season, Zambia expects to harvest up to 3,620,244 metric tonnes of maize this year as compared to the 3,387,469 metric tonnes produced last season. The Minister says the 7 percent increase in maize production is due to a combination […]

The Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit, (DMMU) has refuted allegations by the UPND that the institution is asking people to surrender their National Registration and Voter’s cards in exchange for relief food. DMMU National Coordinator, Chanda Kabwe says contrary to the allegations against it, the institution exists to serve the interests of Zambians and has […]

Vice President Wina this afternoon told Parliament that government has withdrawn Gazette notice number 1374 on the extension of the fishing ban from 31st March 2021 to 31st May 2021 in response to the negative feedback received from stakeholders Mrs Wina says the withdrawal will allow government to consult all stakeholders and sensitize fishing communities […]

A farmers organization in Eastern Province has warned that the region’s household food security is at risk due to the high cost of fertilizer. Chipata District Farmers Association Coordinator, Virgil Malambo says that both Compound-D and Top Dressing is fertilizer are fetching between K550 and K600 per 50kg bag. Mr. Malambo says this is beyond […]