Agriculture News

CLERGYMAN URGES GOV’T TO PROTECT PEOPLE IN FACE OF DROUGHT

A Clergyman based in Lusaka has called on government to look after its people in the face of the country’s severe drought. Kingdom Eagles Ministries Senior Pastor Derick Chabala’s comment follows reports of an imminent drought affecting Zambia, resulting in the loss of crops in various parts of the country.…

WFP EXPANDS RESILENCE ACTIVITIES TO SUPPORT SMALLHOLDER FARMERS IN ZAMBIA

Minister of Agriculture Reuben Mtolo says the consequences of food insecurity are profound, affecting not only individual well- being but also economic stability and social cohesion. He said this at the handover ceremony Citi Foundation / World Food Program global innovation challenge on food security in Lusaka today. “In Zambia,…

SMALL SCALE FARMERS URGED TO INVEST IN IRRIGATION SYSTEM

Agriculture Expert Gilbert Banda has appealed to farmers to invest in workable irrigation methods as long term solutions to addressing climate change. Mr. Banda said this when he featured on Christian Voice’s Chat-back program on the topic “effects of climate change on the agriculture sector”. He said that the current…

CEJ SAYS FARMERS DESERVE INSURANCE COMPENSATION FOLLOWING DROUGHTS

Centre for Environment Justice (CEJ) has appealed to insurance companies in Zambia, to urgently compensate farmers enrolled under Weather Index Insurance schemes.  CEJ Head of Research and Studies Freeman Mubanga said farmers especially in Southern Province, who are affected by erratic rainfall pattern, are awaiting clarification from insurers on compensation…

AGRICULTURE CREDIT FACILITY BEING ABUSED- FDCU

The Farmers Development Cooperative Union says the newly introduced Agriculture Credit Facility, that allows Small Sale Farmers and Civil Servants access to finances from banks for farming activities, is not yielding positive results. Last year, government introduced the special Credit Facility Initiative for Civil Servants and Small Scale Farmers to…