Category: Trade and Agriculture Weekly Column

CAN COVID-19 IGNITE A RENEWED AGRICULTURAL VISION IN ZAMBIA

My last week’s feature ended somewhat on a gloomy note. That COVID-19 pandemic exposed fragilities in Zambia’s food systems at different levels. I made call for careful reflections about our future sources of food, who produces and for which markets. An argument was made around the need to think beyond the COVID-19 and plan with…
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Reflections on the Lost COVID-19 Window of Opportunity for Zambian Farmers

This feature makes an argument that lost COVID-19 window of opportunity for Zambian farmers should help us to reflect on what has gone wrong in Zambian food systems – reliant on inflows from regional countries – and wider support for smallholder agriculture – politically inclined and suffering from what can be described as short termism.

REFLECTIONS ON ZAMBIA’S TRADE PERFORMANCE FOR THE YEAR 2021-PART 2

In last week’s Monday Opinion, I provided insight as to how factors such as foreign market access and regional economic integration play a pivotal role in contributing to a countries overall trade performance. In this week’s article, I take a step further by analysing the statistical data surrounding Zambia’s 2021 trade performance.

REFLECTIONS ON ZAMBIA’S TRADE PERFORMANCE FOR THE YEAR 2021.

In recent years and with the coming in of the new government administration, we have heard an emphasis on the need for Zambia to harmonize trade policy and create a good investment climate that will promote trade and investment in the country.

When No intervention Means Intervention: Harnessing Agriculture Residence Requires Strategic Thinking

In my last week’s feature of the Monday opinion, I highlighted general trends of resilience in the agricultural sector, particularly at a micro-scale. An argument was made that this trend shows more could be achieved with the sector particularly that the Government of the Republic of Zambia identified agriculture as a key priority sector in…
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Agriculture resilience shows more can be achieved with the sector

In this feature, I argue that general trends of resilience in the agricultural sector particularly at a micro-scale show more could be achieved with the sector. Strategic planning underpinned by the long term could help to unlock and harness the sector’s potential. The Government of the Republic of Zambia identified agriculture as a key priority…
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