Mumbwa Farmers skillfully equipped

Mumbwa Farmers skillfully equipped

Over 10 thousand farmers in Mumbwa District of the Central Province of Zambia have undergone training in various farming domains.

This farming programme which is headed by World Vision Zambia in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture will aid farmers in conservation farming skills to improve their production.

World Vision Area Programme Manager, Alfred Chushi made mention to the media that the organisation has also installed two automatic weather stations worth 135 thousand kwacha.

“It is important that farmers are updated with information on different weather patterns in view of climate change.”

Chushi added that the Agriculture extension officers have been of great assistance in helping reach out to the farmers in the area.

One of the beneficiaries Choolwe Mwiinga said that he utilised the new weather station and was able to plant crops accordingly, therefore expecting a yield of two thousand by 50-kilogram bags of maize from his 60-hectare field.

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