Farmers urged to plant drought resistant crops

Farmers urged to plant drought resistant crops

Among the many challenges being faced countrywide the climate changes have had a toll on agriculture undertakings within Zambia.

This is among the reasons government is encouraging farmers countrywide to sought in planting crops that are favourable to the various climate changes and more especially those that are drought resistant.

Speaking at a luncheon organised by Corteva Agri science held at Golden Valley Agricultural Research Trust in Chisamba was the Agriculture Permanent Secretary Songowayo Zyambo.

“The country has a challenge of climate change which has caused dry spells especially in the Southern part. Farmers must prove that they can develop a variety of crops apart from maize like Cassava and Millet which are drought resilient,” said Zyambo.

Mr. Zyambo further added that government wants to see a private sector lead Agriculture development in the country.

In the meantime, Joseph Anampiu- Corteva Agri science Commercial Director alluded that his organisation is investing in new innovations in order to provide solutions for various challenges faced by farmers.

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