Farmers countrywide have been urged to venture in organic farming as it requires minimal water consumption for the growth of crops.  

This follows an interview with the Small Scale Farmers’ Development Agency (SAFADA) Executive Director Boyd Moobwe in which he appealed to the farmers.

“Farmers with capacity should consider venturing in cultivation of maize during this winter season in order to help sustain their livelihoods following poor yields in the 2018-2019 farming season due to dry spells experienced in some parts of Zambia,” said Boyd.

Noting the changes in climatic conditions affecting the agriculture industry, the organic farming method is highly welcomed as it involves growing and nurturing crops without the use of fertilizer or pesticides which are harmful to the environment when used in excess.