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Trade Hub Site Visit to Organic Chili Sauce Producer in Zambia

During the week of September 28, 2015, USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub conducted a site visit to Strategic Partnership grantee Lumuno Farms, a chili sauce producer and demonstration organic farm located near Lusaka, Zambia. 

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Launch of New Seed Variety in Swaziland Represents Triumph for Regional Integration

On September 29, 2015, Umlimi Lokhonile Seeds (which means “the farmer is able”) from Swaziland launched MRI514, a hybrid maize seed from Syngenta MRI in Zambia, making Swaziland the first country to demonstrate practical implementation of the SADC harmonized seed system. Under the system, once a seed variety is approved in two SADC countries, it can be released in all SADC countries without extensive trials and paperwork, making investment in seed development more attractive and profitable.

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Trade Hub Provides IT Solution to Launch Warehouse Receipts System in Time for Zambia’s Harvest Season

USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub has been working to launch a Warehouse Receipts System (WRS) in Zambia. The Warehouse Receipts System will enable farmers to access finance by depositing their crop in a certified warehouse and receiving a receipt.

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Maize Seed for Swaziland

Following the successful development and launch of the online seed catalogue and sharing platform for the SADC Seed Centre, the Trade Hub is now facilitating the promotion of approved seed varieties throughout the region.

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Photo Essay: Zambia's Agritech Expo Draws 8,000 Participants
On April 4-5, 2014, USAID's Southern Africa Trade Hub supported Agritech Expo, Zambia's first outdoor agricultural event servicing the needs of the entire agricultural value chain. Over 8,000 participants — including suppliers, manufacturers, retailers, agents and service providers — attended the event at the GART Research Centre in Chisamba.

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