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A want to be a Commercial Farmer – Mwiinga Nzala

By |2023-01-06T09:08:12+00:00March 9th, 2022|Uncategorized|

My name is Mwiinga Nzala, a third year Engineering student at the Natural Resources Development College (NRDC) in Lusaka. I had an opportunity to do my industrial attachments at the Zambia -German Agricultural knowledge & Training Centre (AKTC) in Chisamba. During my attachments at AKTC, I got exposed to real commercial farming & got to

USE OF SMART PHONES IN AGRICULTURE

By |2021-11-16T06:51:15+00:00May 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The use of Information and communication technology (ICTs) has rapidly spread in various production and industrial sectors leading to improved production of goods and services and agriculture is no exception. However, the adoption of ICTs in agriculture is currently far from saturation as most farmers in rural Africa, in particular Zambia are still finding

AKTC TRAINS MUMBWA TRACTOR SERVICE PROVIDERS (TSP’s) IN PROFESSIONAL CROP PROTECTION APPLICATION

By |2021-05-24T09:04:59+00:00May 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|

  Tractor service provision is a common agribusiness adopted by a number of emergent farmers in Zambia. In order to support such a venture, the Zambian-German Agricultural Knowledge and Training Centre (AKTC) in collaboration with one of its private sector partners, BAYER AG, embarked on a training programme known as Professional Crop Protection Application (PCPA).

AKTC 2021 COVER CROP FIELD DAY

By |2021-03-31T10:48:52+00:00March 31st, 2021|Uncategorized|

02nd March 2021 The Zambian-German Agricultural Knowledge and Training Centre (AKTC) is a project involved in the promotion of modern sustainable farming practices, among emergent and commercial farmers in Zambia. To achieve this, AKTC undertakes crop trials in soya bean, potato, maize and cover crop production. AKTC is currently undertaking some field trials on the

IRRIGATION AND PUMP MANAGEMENT COMMERCIAL FARMER TRAINING

By |2021-02-26T08:03:33+00:00February 26th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The world’s food production industry is growing each day in response to growing food demands. This has led to excessive use of our world’s natural resources such as ground water. The Zambian-German Agricultural Knowledge and Training Centre (AKTC) supports natural resources conservation in Zambia and Africa at large. AKTC in collaboration with KSB Zambia and

AKTC Participants in the 2020 GART National Seedfair Amidst COVID-19

By |2020-11-03T15:36:00+00:00November 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

The year 2020 has been quiet unproductive for many firms, institutions and businesses around the globe. With the coming in of Covid19, businesses and a number of major events were shut down while others cancelled. In Zambia, the spread of Covid19 led to the cancellation of the 2020 AgriTech Expo as well as the Farmers’

Climate Adapted Farming Methods Field Day

By |2020-08-12T14:04:11+00:00August 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The adverse impact of climate change world over cannot be overemphasised.  In some African countries, the changes in the weather pattern are not only hard to cope with but have caused hunger among poor families. In Zambia for instance, the previous farming season (2018/2019) recorded a poor harvest in many parts of the country, leaving

Climate Adapted Farming Methods (CAFM)

By |2021-05-24T09:10:31+00:00August 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Climate Adapted Farming Methods in Zambia: Improving CA performance through appropriate mechanization Are small-scale and emergent farmers able to practise mechanized conservation agriculture in Zambia? The mechanized conservation agriculture (MCA) on-farm experiment at the Zambian-German Agricultural Knowledge and Training Centre, situated at the Golden Valley Agricultural Research Trust (GART) is the surest answer. Everybody in

AKTC-HHiSS SNAKE AWARENESS TRAINING

By |2020-08-11T16:28:16+00:00January 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Snakes have remained some of the most feared animals across the world not only because of their looks but also because some of them possess deadly venom. From time in memorial, many people have evolved with a culture of treating a snake as an enemy that they would quickly get rid of, once in

AKTC MODULAR TRAININGS APPROACH

By |2020-08-14T14:43:26+00:00January 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Our New Strategy in Conducting Farmer Trainings The Zambian-German Agricultural Knowledge and Training Centre (AKTC) recorded a high number of farmer participation in last year’s (2019) trainings. Not only did the centre record high participation rates, but also managed to reach out to all the ten provinces of Zambia in terms of training delivery.

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