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ZNFU welcomes Republican President’s decision to declare drought a national ...

THE Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) welcomes the declaration of drought as a national disaster by the Republican President Mr. Hakainde Hichilema and the measures that will be taken to ...

1 Mar 2024 · 4 min read

Technews: The latest in agricultural technology from around the world

May the best robot win! Future Farming (a media enterprise) and World FIRA (International Forum of Agricultural Robotics) are hosting a competition to appoint the most promising ...

14 Feb 2024 · 6 min read

Water is life: Manage it properly

No one can live without water; it is a basic need. In Africa, water is the most critical resource issue and the most limiting input to food security and economic and social development. ...

12 Feb 2024 · 5 min read

Seed storage: Tips and guidelines

African farmers do not need to be reminded of the struggles they face in cultivating their crops. Access to inputs such as seed and fertiliser, whether due to costs or transport, is not a ...

9 Feb 2024 · 7 min read

Hydroponics in Africa part 1: Is hydroponics the future for food security?

One of the earliest mentions of hydroponics is the Hanging Gardens of Babylon; today hydroponics is an accepted and efficient way to ensure a high yield year-round. According to the United ...

5 Feb 2024 · 5 min read

Business

Go solar in Zambia with VenYou Zambia

CIDRZ Limited, trading as VenYou Zambia, was founded in 2017 and has experienced significant growth and continues to do so at a rapid pace. VenYou Zambia operates four business lines: solar ...

19 Dec 2023 · 2 min read

Trademore Petroleum

Founded in 1997 by a group of visionary traders and the esteemed dr Barney Hurwitz, Trademore emerged as a leader in the petroleum industry. Today, the company continues to thrive under the ...

6 Nov 2023 · 2 min read

BSi Steel explains the danger of using low quality steel

Using high quality steel when building steel structures not only ensures the longevity of your structure, it also ensures your safety. For BSi Steel, it is important that clients understand ...

16 Oct 2023 · 2 min read

Novatek Animal Feeds: Feeding for Prosperity

The company produces a large variety of scientifically formulated feeds and custom mixes for all feed types, including pet food. With two production facilities located in the capital city ...

5 Sep 2023 · < 1 min read

Zambian Kwacha Now Stronger Than The South African Rand

The Zambian Kwacha has gained value in recent months and is now stronger than the South African Rand and other currencies in the southern African region. The Zambian Kwacha has continued ...

13 Jul 2022 · 2 min read

Livestock

Addressing the issues of prolapse in laying birds part 2: Prevention of prolapse i...

by Barbara Mulonda Simbaya, Technical Advisor at Tiger Animal Feeds Prolapse in layers is a condition that occurs when a hen’s reproductive tract that had temporarily turned inside out ...

15 Jan 2024 · 4 min read

Revisiting infectious bronchitis Variant 2 in layer hens

In issue 77 of ProAgri Zambia, we presented an overview of the signs and lesions of infectious bronchitis Variant 2 (also known as IS/1494/06) in layer hens. This variant was first reported ...

22 Dec 2023 · 8 min read

Growth monitoring in poultry

Broiler weight is an important parameter when growing broilers. After all, the end goal of raising broilers is to get as many birds to market as possible, using the least amount of feed, ...

11 Dec 2023 · 4 min read

Growth monitoring in poultry

Broiler weight is an important parameter when growing broilers. After all, the end goal of raising broilers is to get as many birds to market as possible, using the least amount of feed, ...

21 Nov 2023 · 4 min read

Tips from Novatek Aquaculture: Disease and health management

The success of fish farming, whether conducted in cage or pond systems, hinges on maintaining the well-being and health of the fish population. In this article, we discuss key strategies ...

21 Nov 2023 · 3 min read

Innovation

Technews: The latest in agricultural technology from around the world

May the best robot win! Future Farming (a media enterprise) and World FIRA (International Forum of Agricultural Robotics) are hosting a competition to appoint the most promising ...

14 Feb 2024 · 6 min read

Land management and rehabilitation part 4: More than methodology needed

Habitat restoration can be done in a variety of ways that are well-documented and taught globally. But, although these restoration treatments are widely used, they are often not successful ...

21 Nov 2023 · 8 min read

BSi Steel: Your steel supplier

BSi Steel is a reputable and well-known steel supplier in South Africa and beyond. With over three decades of experience in the industry, we provide a range of products and services to meet ...

2 Nov 2023 · 3 min read

Zambezi Roofing and Steel – Where quality and service matters

Lusaka, Zambia is home to Zambezi Roofing and Steel, a steel supplier that takes great pride in its Zambian heritage and International experience. Their obsession with exploring new ...

2 Oct 2023 · 2 min read

Land management and rehabilitation part 3: What are we talking about?

In the previous two parts of this series, we had a look at the impact humans have had on the environment during the past 100 years and how they have lost the spirit of a land ethic, which ...

6 Sep 2023 · 6 min read

Mechanisation

Mechanisation considerations for drip irrigation systems

Climate change is leading to increasing water scarcity. Agriculture is one of the biggest users of water worldwide. Appropriate methods and systems of irrigation are, therefore, critical to ...

28 Nov 2023 · 4 min read

SARO Agro’s manufacturing prowess inspires Self Help Africa delegation

SARO Agro was delighted to welcome a delegation from Self Help Africa (SHA) at their main branch in Lusaka. During their visit, SARO’s Managing Director, Mr Ashok Oza, led the SHA ...

21 Nov 2023 · 2 min read

Saro Agro puts the small-scale farmer first

Saro Agro is dedicated to making farming easier. This distributor of agricultural equipment aims to make the small-scale farmer’s task easier, thereby making their farming more efficient ...

16 Oct 2023 · < 1 min read

Fuel-efficient FAW trucks produce additional fleet savings for Rubtrans Logistics

The needs of transport operators are the first consideration of FAW Trucks. Therefore, they provide fleet owners with a range of vehicles that minimise the total cost of operation in their ...

13 Oct 2023 · 4 min read

Saro Agro puts the small-scale farmer first

Just because you are a small-scale farmer, does not mean you need to struggle with ploughing, planting, harvesting, processing, or transporting yields. Thanks to Saro Agro, there is a ...

2 Oct 2023 · < 1 min read

Crops

Seed storage: Tips and guidelines

African farmers do not need to be reminded of the struggles they face in cultivating their crops. Access to inputs such as seed and fertiliser, whether due to costs or transport, is not a ...

9 Feb 2024 · 7 min read

Hydroponics in Africa part 1: Is hydroponics the future for food security?

One of the earliest mentions of hydroponics is the Hanging Gardens of Babylon; today hydroponics is an accepted and efficient way to ensure a high yield year-round. According to the United ...

5 Feb 2024 · 5 min read

Establishing a successful crop of maize: What you need to know part 2

In this second and final edition of the SeedCo article series on establishing a successful crop of maize, we discuss seeding rates, depth of planting, nutritional requirements and crop ...

21 Nov 2023 · 7 min read

Fruit production part 9: Cherries take the cake

Cherries, like most other commercially produced fruits, are grown in orchards that can be quite expensive to establish. The cherry bush or tree (Prunus avium) has specific climatic ...

21 Nov 2023 · 5 min read

Fruit Production Part 8: Strawberries

Strawberries are a high-value crop that can boost your profits when it is grown right. The red bulbous fruit is grown from various varieties of the Fragaria ananassa plant. Technically, a ...

21 Nov 2023 · 7 min read

News & Events

ZNFU welcomes Republican President’s decision to declare drought a national ...

THE Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) welcomes the declaration of drought as a national disaster by the Republican President Mr. Hakainde Hichilema and the measures that will be taken to ...

1 Mar 2024 · 4 min read

More highlights of Agritech Expo Zambia 2023

The Agritech Expo Zambia 2023 promised more agro-technology and innovation advancements, and surely delivered on that promise! We couldn’t depart from the Agritech show just yet. There ...

28 Jul 2023 · 4 min read

ZNFU reaction on the food reserve agency crop marketing prices announcement

The Zambia National Farmers’ Union is elated by the announced “FRA Price” for maize at ZMK280 per 50kg bag as this signals the beginning of progression towards cost reflective pricing ...

23 May 2023 · 3 min read

Agritech Expo: A paradise for Zambian farmers

During the mid-month of April, all roads in Zambia lead to Chisamba as this is a highlight event on the calendars of all Zambian farmers, providers of farming equipment, and ...

15 May 2023 · 3 min read

Cattle and small stock management information day 14th October 2022, Lusaka showgr...

Program of Speakers Note : The Speakers are at the event all day and available for more detailed discussions. Entrance fee: K50. Gates open 08.00 hrs Talks start 09.00hrs RSVP: ...

14 Oct 2022 · < 1 min read
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