Category: Trade and Agriculture Weekly Column

Understanding the African Continental Free Trade Area and Intra-African (AfCFTA) Trade for Zambian Agricultural Commodities – (Part 2)

ON Monday last week, we explored how the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreementoffers Africa opportunities to unlock its economic potential for inclusive growth and sustainable development by establishing…
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Understanding the African Continental Free Trade Area and Intra-African Trade in Agricultural Commodities

In this week’s column, we look at the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the implications it has for Intra-Africa trade in agricultural commodities. DOWNLOAD FULL ARTICLE HERE

Constituency Development Fund (CDF) To The Rescue?

This feature argues that whereas the increase in the allocation of Constituency Development Fund (CDF) by the government has moved to support sub-national levels of government such as Ward Development…
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Legal Framework Governing Large-Scale Land Based Investments in Zambia.

In last week’s column, I made an effort to introduce the concept of Large-Scale Land based investments and highlighted some of the challenges that come with Large Scale Land Based…
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PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE LARGE -SCALE LAND BASED INVESTMENTS IN ZAMBIA.

Globally, there has been a trend towards adopting improved frameworks to promote responsible land-based investment, but many African countries, including Zambia, still lag in this area. Large-scale land-based investment, particularly…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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