MOReDeP conducts refresher trainings on rice farming in Luapula

Market-Oriented Rice Development Project (MOReDeP) conducted refresher trainings on harvest and post-harvest handling for extension officers and lead farmers in the Luapula province. After this trainings, the participants are expected to work as trainers for farmers in their camps and disseminate the knowledge acquired in the training. Harvest and post-harvest handling is one of the important […]

MOReDeP conducts training for ZARI staff on rice farming machines

JICA’s Market-Oriented Rice Development Project (MOReDeP) in collaboration with YANMAR, a renowned Japanese company that manufactures agriculture equipment and machinery conducted practical training sessions for 8 Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI) staff on how to operate and maintain agriculture equipment such as power tillers for paddy rice fields, mini combine harvesters and small rice milling […]

MOReDeP participated in ZARI’s Open and Field Day

The Market Oriented Rice Development Project (MOReDeP), a project jointly implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), showcased its activities during the Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI) Open and Field Day held at ZARI Mt. Makulu Research Station on the 24th March 2023. The 2023 Open and Field Day, […]

Government identifies rice as a key crop

By  Kasambala Machona The Ministry of Agriculture says it is targeting to make Zambia self-sufficient in rice production through the development of rice market-oriented initiatives.Agriculture Permanent Secretary GREEN MBOZI says by developing market-oriented initiates, the production and productivity of rice in the country can increase to levels of sufficiency with a potential to start exporting. […]

Maize-legume intercropping in Fall Armyworm fight yielding results

By Dorcas Kabuya Chaaba It is common knowledge that Fall Armyworms (FAW) have continued to cause devastating effects on farmers’ economic livelihoods in Africa since the outbreak was reported in 2016. Chemical control was indeed the first resort after the outbreak and a lot of resources were spent in procuring pesticides. Agricultural researchers have not […]

Zambia Agribusiness and Trade Project (ZATP) matching grants

By Lwarence Kabutu The Ministry of Agriculture in Southern Province has reaffirmed its commitment in providing support to 35 cooperatives societies that received matching grants from the Zambia Agribusiness and Trade Project (ZATP). Southern Province Agricultural Coordinator Dr. Max Choombe said his Ministry together with ZATP will ensure increased food security, nutrition, and income among […]