Agriculture news

Hichilema Commissions Agric Hub, Vowing Zambia’s Food Security Push

President Hakainde Hichilema underscored Zambia’s commitment to agricultural transformation this weekend, officially commissioning the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture’s (IITA) ...

Minister defends govt’s move to attract foreign farmers

Elijah Muchima, Zambia’s minister of land has defended the move by the government to invite foreign farmers to boost farming ...

Energy-saving product assists poultry farmers with impact of loadshedding

Loadshedding affects all South Africans on a daily basis, and all industries are affected in some way. However, its repercussions ...

Java Foods: Nourishing Communities while Pursuing Manufacturing Excellence

After four years of intensive product testing, market research and distribution of what is now Zambia’s foremost renowned eeZee Noodles, ...

High load industrial bearing grease from SKF offers the best of both    

SKF’s new LGNL 2 is a mineral oil-based, anhydrous calcium soap-thickened industrial bearing grease that is highly suited for high ...

New lubricants for farmers

BMG has launched two new agricultural specific lubricants at Nampo 2023 – a corn head grease and a transmission flow ...

WHY HIGH PERFORMANCE ADDITIVES AND LUBRICANTS ARE CRITICAL IN SUGAR PROCESSING

BMG provides engineering components and support services to the sugar industry, ensuring high productivity, reduced energy consumption, minimal downtime and ...

Forklifts for farmers

The Criterion team works closely with local farmers to ensure they benefit from the investment in modern agricultural machinery. TCM ...

POWER TRANSMISSION SOLUTIONS FOR HIGH PRODUCTIVITY IN THE SUGAR SECTOR

BMG – one of South Africa’s leading engineering solutions specialists – plays a critical role in the sugar sector, not ...

Addressing the pains of poultry farming

Health disorders in poultry result in economic losses for all stakeholders. To promote production and prevent disease, poultry farmers are ...

Keeping quality and staying safe

Feed mill managers, feed producers, and farmers have high standards to meet in terms of preservation and hygiene. It is ...

Production levels of millet declining

The production levels of millet are declining in many countries including Zambia despite its potential to address food and nutritional ...

IWMI, government collaborate for post-flood advisory

As current floods have affected over 20,000 citizens, the government authorities have collaborated with International Water Management Institute (IWMI) for ...

Mining, Agri sectors attracting much-needed FDI

Mining and agriculture are two key sectors of the Zambian economy that are attracting foreign direct investment, which is expected ...

THE IMPORTANCE OF CORRECT INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE METHODS FOR HYDRAULIC HOSE AND FITTINGS

BMG’s portfolio of components for fluid power systems and general industrial applications, includes the full range of Danfoss Winner hydraulic ...

Sugar tax the main threat to the industry in 2023

This was according to Trix Trikam, executive director of the South African Sugar Association (SASA). “Any increase in the rate ...

Unlocking the growth potential of Africa’s Agribusiness

The 45th edition of EIMA, an International Agricultural andGardening Machinery Exhibition, hosted in Bologna, Italy from 9-13 November convened 327 ...

AWARD targets to improve African smallholders’ livelihoods

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) has selected 50 African mid-career women as fellows in the first cohort ...

Zambia’s quest to broaden market share for agriculture-related products surges ahead

Zambia’s quest to broaden market share for agriculture-related products continues surging with a staggering US$41 million expected to be realized ...

Another innovation for sugar production

Bosch Engenharia, together with Bosch Projects, has developed state-of-the-art entrainment separators that effectively reduce unnecessary sugar losses during the evaporation ...

Zambia’s population, underfunding dwarfing Agric sector, says research

Zambia risks failing to grow its agriculture sector and attain sustained food productivity and fight hunger for its 18+ population ...

Zambia to implement strategies key to raising the country’s export profile

Following the release of a five-year program to reenergize the economy through diversification from traditional copper mining to diverse growth ...

Climate Story Lab ZA offers Southern African creatives an opportunity to make an impact on the climate crisis

Calling creatives to act on the most pressing emergency facing humanity – the climate crisis. Climate Story Lab ZA invites ...

Latest interest rate hike expected to dampen agri expansion in SA

The announcement by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) on Thursday (22 September) that its benchmark lending rate is being ...

Soil scientist addresses crop nutrition at Felixton growers day

SENIOR Soil Scientist, Dr Louis Titshall from the South African Sugar Research Institute spoke at a recent Felixton growers’ day ...

X9 Combine: Africa’s largest capacity harvester

THE new John Deere X9 Series Combine is currently the largest grain handling Combine harvester on the African Continent — ...

Young researchers tackle energy and water crises

YOUNG researchers from the Council for Scientific and Industrial research (CSIR) have stressed the importance of intensify innovation to solve ...

JSE suspends sugar giant from trading

TONGAAT HULETT has had its shares suspended from trading on the JSE. The company confirmed the temporary suspension in a ...

Offshore investment made easy

Offshore investing is no longer a luxury reserved for a few. It is a realistic, easily accessible and important financial ...

Growing hemp: SA takes a step closer to commercial cultivation

Natie Ferreira, director of a new cannabis research centre at the Agricultural Research Council’s Bien Donné site near Paarl, was ...

Fertility and meat quality: the traits driving the growing demand for Brafords

What do you get when you cross a Brahman with a Hereford? You get the Braford: a fertile animal with ...

STIHL – affordable agri tools for developing farmers

All Farmers’ Range products are powerful and up to the task for which they have been designed. They are robust, ...

Fertiliser shortage threatens farming, food security in Europe

According to Forbes, Europe has been in crisis mode for two years, with the current energy constraints faced by the ...

‘Rolling blackouts threaten SA’s food security and exports’

Justin Chadwick, CEO of the Citrus Growers’ Association of Southern Africa, Jacques du Preez, Hortgro’s general manager for trade and ...

Zambia’s Moringa initiative scaling new heights

Moringa Initiative, founded by Evan and Bernice Kilburn in Zambia in 2013, has established itself as a major international bulk ...

New fertiliser plant set to enhance country’s agriculture activities-Wonderful Group of Companies

The United Capital Fertilizer Manufacturing Plant has reached phase one of construction, according to Wonderful Group of Companies, and test ...

Zambia Sees economic growth averaging 4.2% from 2023 to 2025

The Zambian Finance Ministry anticipates that the country’s 2022 budget deficit will be higher than originally anticipated as a result ...

Zambian to adopt sustainable fisheries co-management approaches

The Sustainable Fisheries component of the Pro-Nature Enterprises for the People of Southern Africa initiative is being launched by the ...

ARC records extremely wet conditions that cause damage, but drier weather is expected

The Agricultural Research Council’s (ARC) automatic weather station network has revealed that it has recorded exceptionally high rainfall totals over ...

CARWG meeting emphasizes potential for conservation agriculture

Stakeholders at the recently concluded Conservation Agriculture Regional Working Group (CARWG) meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, emphasized that conservation agriculture (CA) ...

Bad weather conditions in important tobacco-producing areas account for the drop in Zambia’s tobacco production

Tobacco, a crop that accounts for over 90% of Zambia’s entire output, has experienced a 20% decline in production. The ...

Africa incurred $ 30 billion loss due to drop in crop and animal production

According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, between 2008 and 2018, Africa incurred an estimated $30 billion in ...

Stakeholders react to FRA’s 2022 crop price

Stakeholders in the agriculture sector have had mixed reactions to the Food Reserve Agency’s (FRA) 2022 crop price. The FRA ...

‘Export of Hass Avocados to Europe an opportunity for local farmers to access regional and international markets’

The Plant Quarantine and Phytosanitary Service (PQPS) of the Ministry of Agriculture has approved the first consignment of over 37 ...

Challenges in Zambian agriculture

The Seventh President of Zambia delivered his first speech to Parliament on September 10, 2021. It was a well-rehearsed speech ...