A Gender Specialist engages farmers to practice crop diversification

By Lawrence Kabutu A Gender Specialist with Global Water Partnership for Southern Africa says her Project has scaled –up the training on Gender Transformation in Kazungula district of Southern Province in Zambia. Litumelo Matiservus also noted that the Gender Transformation training will enhance the understanding on gender issues and social inclusion in climate smart agriculture… Continue reading A Gender Specialist engages farmers to practice crop diversification

PQPS equips fumigators

By Dorcas Kabuya Chaaba The Ministry of Agriculture through the Plant Quarantine and Phytosanitary Service (PQPS) has called on agricultural stakeholders to ensure that all Fumigators are registered with the Service as prescribed by statutory instrument number 81 of 2021. Speaking during the training of stakeholders in Fumigation and Wood Packaging Material Treatment in Kitwe,… Continue reading PQPS equips fumigators

Members of staff in the Ministry of Agriculture warned not to involve in shoddy deals relating to FISP

By Lawrence kabutu A SENIOR Government official in the ministry of agriculture in Southern Province has sounded a stain warning to members of staff in the ministry not to get involved in shoddy deals relating to fertilizer under the Farmer Input support programme (FISP). Southern Province Agricultural Coordinator Dr. Max Choombe sounded the warning when… Continue reading Members of staff in the Ministry of Agriculture warned not to involve in shoddy deals relating to FISP

Sustainable Intensification of Smallholder Farming Systems in Zambia (SIFAZ)

A European Union funded project has up scaled on-farm trails where adaptive research is carried out to ensure farmers register increased harvest in five provinces of Zambia. National Project Coordinator for the Sustainable Intensification of Smallholder Farming Systems (SIFAZ) project in Zambia Geoffrey Siulemba said this when he toured various agricultural interventions undertaken by the… Continue reading Sustainable Intensification of Smallholder Farming Systems in Zambia (SIFAZ)

A European Union funded project has up scaled on-farm trails in Southern Province

By Lawrence Kabutu A European Union funded project has up scaled on-farm trails where adaptive research is carried out to ensure farmers register increased harvest in five provinces of Zambia. National Project Coordinator for the Sustainable Intensification of Smallholder Farming Systems (SIFAZ) project in Zambia Geoffrey Siulemba said this when he toured various agricultural interventions… Continue reading A European Union funded project has up scaled on-farm trails in Southern Province

IITA calls for the use of technology in the fight against fall armyworm

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture IITA has welcomed members of the public to make use their premises in search for technology in fight against Fall Armyworm.  Speaking during the field day on fall armyworm control organised by Syngenta, in CHONGWE, IITA Southern Africa Director DAVID CHIKOYE says IITA is a public organisation that offers free… Continue reading IITA calls for the use of technology in the fight against fall armyworm

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has pledged continued support in the agriculture sector in Southern Province

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has pledged continued support in the agriculture sector in Southern Province in a bid to transform the country economically. WFP Regional Director Menghestab Haile made the pledge when he addressed farmers engaged in various interventions to improve their livelihoods in Kaumba area in Monze. Mr. Haile said the… Continue reading The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has pledged continued support in the agriculture sector in Southern Province

Zambian Genebank Safety duplicates Cassava and Sweet Potato seed collections

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Plant Genetic Resources Centres (PSRC) are a strategic resource for sustainable crop production. They play an important role in safeguarding food and nutritional security for now and the future. They help to bridge the past and future by ensuring the continued availability of genetic resources for research, breeding and improved seed delivery for sustainable and… Continue reading Zambian Genebank Safety duplicates Cassava and Sweet Potato seed collections

Conserving the food history

Extreme weather conditions driven by climate change are having a negative impact on crop production. This has enabled agriculture experts to realise that traditional seed varieties are more resilient to harsh weather conditions as well as in safeguarding food security. Traditional or indigenous seeds are those growing naturally in a particular climate or region and… Continue reading Conserving the food history

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and Livestock strengthens collaboration

By Josiah Mpofu The Ministry of Agriculture and the ministry of fisheries and Livestock said they will strengthen collaboration between the two ministries to ensure that food security in the country is enhanced. Agriculture Permanent Secretary Green Mbozi explained that both ministries cannot work in isolation as they were created to save one purpose, of… Continue reading The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and Livestock strengthens collaboration