Metal fetching US$6,850 per tonne, its highest level since June 2018. Zambia’s major foreign exchange earner, copper, hit a more than two-year high on Friday, bouyed by a weaker United States dollar and strong fund buying on hopes Chinese stimulus would spur demand in the worls’s biggest metals consumer.
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Diversify crop production – DC
MPULUNGU District Commissioner Dennis Sikazwe has urged farmers to engage in crop diversification instead of concentrating on maize. Mr Sikazwe also called for a paradigm shift among the people in Mpulungu to embrace farming and not only depend on fishing. He said this on Friday when he addressed farmers at a meeting also attended by Neria’s Investment Limited general manager Martin Chaikatisha. He said farmers need to increase growing of other crops like soya beans and sorghum. “We want the next coming season to see Food Reserve Agency buying sorghum and soya beans. It’s not only maize that you can sell because there are many companies that buy soya beans and sorghum,” he said.
With Gold Rallying, Mining CEOs Say ESG Scrutiny Is Intensifying
Skyrocketing gold is providing a welcome windfall to the mining industry, but it’s also attracting a broader base of investors who are demanding greater attention to environmental, social and governance topics. Interest in ESG issues has moved to the forefront in conversations with stakeholders in the past year, top executives said in the run-up to the Denver Gold Group’s Americans conference, a key annual event in the precious-metals world. Such talks come as investors snap up billions of dollars in stock offerings from once-shunned gold miners.