Cotton farmers to negotiate prices-CBZ

Cotton farmers to negotiate prices-CBZ »

17 Jun, 2014
Business

The Zambia Competition Commission has put measures that will allow individual farmers to negotiate cotton prices. Cotton Board of Zambia (CBZ) Secretary Dafulin Kaonga said this will ensure that individual farmers negotiate the prices of cotton with individual ginneries. In an intreview with the Lusaka Star, Mr kaonga also said the depreciation of the Zambian currency, the Kwacha, will not affect the cotton prices significantly.

Cotton farming a promising business

Cotton farming a promising business »

10 Jun, 2013
Features

An avid farmer himself, Mr Kalangu reveals one secret ingredient which has helped the school through some rainy days. “We grow two hectares of cotton as it brings in immediate cash,” said Mr Morris. “It is a good cash crop to rotate with other food crops, and we teach our pupils the value of cultivating cotton for an income,” he explains.