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Research and Development are key to Resilient Food Systems in Africa

By Lulama Ndibongo Traub, Thomas Jayne & Wandile Sihlobo. This article was first published on The Conversation on August 1st 2021 What will it take to build sustainable, resilient food systems in African countries? This was among the questions considered at the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Pre-Summit in late July. The summit, the first of

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Zambia Lifts Costly Maize Export Ban

By Jeff Kapembwa. March 11, 2019. This story was originally posted in The Southern Times. Zambia has rescinded restrictions imposed on the export of maize and mealie-meal to neighbouring countries, a decision that cost the Southern African state over US$1 billion in revenue in recent years. According to agriculture minister Michael Katambo, the Government decided

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Cassava farming is rapidly expanding in Zambia

Lusaka Times. 8 March 2018.   Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in partnership with Indaba Agriculture Policy Research Institute (IAPRI) has created renewed political and social interest in the cassava value chain. Speaking at a workshop held in Lusaka, Ministry of Agriculture Permanent Secretary Julius Shawa said cassava is an important crop grown after maize

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IAPRI urges Govt to commit full roll-out of electronic voucher

By Kelly Njombo. May 30, 2017 — Zambia Daily Mail. THE Indaba Agricultural Policy and Research Institute (IAPRI) has called on Government to make funds available on time for the full roll-out of the electronic-voucher system in the 2017/18 farming season to ensure farmers redeem agro inputs timely. IAPRI says Government needs to address key

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Zambia Tries New Way to Beat Drought: Solar Grain Mills

Voice of America, January 17, 2017 LUSAKA — For Inonge Imutowana, buying food for her family of six is becoming increasingly costly. On the outskirts of the capital, a 25-kilo bag of staple mealie meal that cost 65 kwacha a year ago now is selling for 140 kwacha ($14). Across Zambia, drought that swept across the

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