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October 5, 2015 - 0 Comments

By HELEN ZULU – THE FINNISH Government will continue to prioritise its support to the agriculture sector in Zambia because of the sector’s potential to address rural poverty and inequality. Finnish ambassador to Zambia Timo...

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October 5, 2015 - 0 Comments

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – THE Rockefeller Foundation has completed a US$10 million post harvest loss study in Africa which will be followed up with the development of various techniques to help rural farmers reduce such...

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October 4, 2015 - 0 Comments

By JUDITH NAMUTOWE – MADISON Finance Company Limited will issue a Medium Term Note Programme (MTNP) worth K400 million on the Lusaka Stock Exchange (LuSE) in five years aimed at growing its loan book. The...

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October 4, 2015 - 0 Comments

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – STAKEHOLDERS at the just-ended African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) have identified and committed themselves to resolving challenges of finance, input and agriculture infrastructure for the smallholder farmers in Africa. Others are...

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October 4, 2015 - 0 Comments

By JUDITH NAMUTOWE – THE Master Card Foundation has launched a new US$25 million partnership with Mercy Corps. The project, which was launched at the just-ended African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Lusaka, will benefit...

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October 4, 2015 - 0 Comments

By MAIMBOLWA MULIKELELA – THE Small Scale Farmers Development Agency (SAFADA) will sign an agriculture partnership agreement with the private sector at the general conference to be held in Lusaka this month. The meeting will...

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October 2, 2015 - 0 Comments

By MAIMBOLWA MULIKELELA – THE Government should stop signing contracts in United State (US) dollar to help instill confidence in the Zambian Kwacha, former Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Felix Mutati has said. Mr Mutati...

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October 2, 2015 - 0 Comments

By JUDITH NAMUTOWE – THE construction of the US$2 billion Kafue Gorge Lower Hydropower Station is expected to commence before the end of the year. Project director Kelvin Kamwale confirmed the development in an interview...

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October 2, 2015 - 0 Comments

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – THE Government has allocated one million hectares of land in selected parts of the country for farm blocs, Agriculture and Livestock Minister Given Lubinda has said. Mr Lubinda said the Zambian...

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October 2, 2015 - 0 Comments

By KENNEDY MUPESENI – LACK of credit, land, quality farm inputs and machinery is among the main impediments which prevent agriculture from providing jobs in most African countries. This is according to the hard-hitting report...

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