Shaquille Pennaneach

29
Apr

ANNOUNCING THE DEATH OF OUR BELOVED FOUNDING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PROF. MONTY JONES

It is with profound sadness and a heavy heart that the Executive Director of FARA, Dr. Aggrey Agumya announces the passing of FARA’s founding Executive Director, Prof Monty Patrick Jones, a national of Sierra Leone. His death occurred on Sunday 28th April 2024. He was 73 years.               Prof Jones (or “MPJ” as his

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25
Apr

CIMMYT PROMOTES FODDER PRODUCTION AMONG SMALLHOLDER FARMERS

28th February, 2024  By Vanwick  Zulu  The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) working with smallholder farmers in Southern Province is fostering the production of Crop-livestock integration and diversification trials aimed at increasing fodder production among smallholder farmers in the province.  Speaking with National Agricultural Information Services in Mazabuka district, Christian Thierfelder, who is a Principal Scientist at the

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25
Apr

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PLANTVILLAGE APP

16th April, 2024  By Mwiinga Mukuwa   Climate change has continued to be a global concern that threatens food security resulting in pests and diseases with increased or decreased potency.   Among the major crops in Zambia, Cassava is affected by Cassava Mosaic Disease (CMD) and Cassava Brown Streak Disease. Sweet potato is affected by Sweet Potato Virus Disease (SPVD. Maize is affected

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25
Apr

FARMERS CALLED TO ADOPT AGRO ECOLOGICAL FARMING SYSTEMS 

3rd March 2024  By Stella Nyangulu  The agriculture sector in Zambia is key to the economy of the country as it contributes average about 19 percent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employs about three quarters of the population.   However, the current food system and the livelihood of people is facing a hard time due to the advent effects

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22
Apr

Transforming food systems in Africa: The 2nd African Seed and Biotechnology Partnership Platform General Assembly

#FARA’s Institutional Capacity & Future Scenarios Cluster Lead and African Seed and Biotechnology Partnership Platform #ASBPP coordinator under the auspices of the African Union, Dr. Abdulrazak Ibrahim, is at the #AU Headquarters, Addis Ababa, facilitating the 2nd #ASBPP General Assembly. The assembly holds significant weight as it aligns ongoing dialogues concerning the 2nd decade of the African Union #Agenda2063 and

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15
Apr

EU FUNDED OVER $ 10 MILLION IN AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND MARKET ACCESS FOR SADC MEMBER STATES

by Nicholas Mwambazi Agriculture plays a crucial role in the economic development and food security of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. However, the sector faces several challenges; including climate change, soil degradation, and limited access to markets, technology and information. Access to timely and accurate information is critical for enabling farmers and policymakers to make informed decisions that

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15
Apr

GOVERNMENT THUMBS UP IITA AND CGIAR RESEARCH HUB

by MERCY NAMFUKWE  In an effort to mitigate the advent effects of climate change, government in partnership with International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) have launched the Southern Africa Research and Administrative Hub (SARAH) and food system research delivery facilities aimed at producing state of the act research technologies.  The partnership will leverage IITA and CGIAR’s expertise in research delivery

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15
Apr

27 IN-SERVICE INAUGURAL COHORT GRADUATES FROM THE ZAMBIA INSTITUTE OF ANIMAL HEALTH COLLEGE

by DOMINIC NALI   Veterinary field epidemiologists in the livestock sector are the first line of defense against animal diseases that can also affect humans. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting efforts towards the Frontline In-service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology Training (ISAVET) program in Zambia.  

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15
Apr

DEFRA SUPPORTS MINISTRY OF FISHERIES AND LIVESTOCK TO DEVELOP A NATIONAL RESIDUES MONITORING PROGRAM FOR ZAMBIA

by DOMINIC NALI  DRUGS in veterinary medicine are there to control different animal diseases and if properly used, they contribute to improving the production of food of animal origin.  Food safety regulations are based on a risk analysis which is a structured and systematic process in which hazards that potentially affect public health are examined paving ways to mitigate the

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15
Apr

SNV urges strengthened collaborations in tackling climate change

Chipata, 8th April, 2024 by GLORIA SIWISHA  THE Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), has called for strengthened collaborations among stakeholders in the agriculture value chain in order to mitigate the negative effects of climate change on national food security efforts.  And the organisation has disclosed that it has reached over 25,000 smallholder farmers with climate smart agriculture technologies in five provinces

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