Monthly archives: January, 2013

Zambian government to invest in small-scale dairy equipment


The Zambian government plans to invest more than K3bn ($579,576) in buying equipment for small-scale dairy farmers across the country through their respective cooperatives and milk collection centres.

Plans to set up maize milling plants in Zambia

 The Zambia Cooperative Federation (ZCF) plans to set up milling plants in selected provincial centres to mill the maize grown by cooperative societies.

$8m invested in new Zambian sugar plantation

Kalungwishi Estate Ltd – the producers of Kasama sugar – have invested more than $8m in a sugar plantation in Zambia’s Northern province.

Fast-growing fish varieties to benefit farmers in Egypt and Ghana

New breeds of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) – an economically important fish that is native to much of Africa – which grow about 30% faster than the most common commercial strains will boost food security and farmers’ earnings in Egypt and Ghana.

Two new hybrid cassava varieties to boost Nigeria’s productivity

Nigeria has released two improved cassava varieties in an effort to maintain its lead as the world’s largest producer of the root crop – which is being processed into products such as starch, flour, glucose and ethanol – and to improve the incomes of farmers.

Hot peppers to be processed in northern Uganda

A new hot pepper processing firm has opened in Entebbe, targeting Uganda’s northern districts of Lira, Kitgum and Gulu for supplies.

$20.28m grant to boost rice and vegetable productivity in The Gambia

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will provide a $20.28m grant to the Republic of The Gambia to help improve livelihoods of smallholder farmers