Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Co-operatives Cabinet Secretary, Mithika Linturi recently revealed that the Zambian government has agreed to offer Kenyan farmers land for large-scale farming in Zambia.
He said this following bilateral talks with Zambian Agriculture Minister, Reuben Mtolo in Lusaka.
Their talks centred on improving agricultural production in both countries, especially in Kenya since the country is still facing the effects of the prolonged drought.
Kenyan farmers will in turn be required to export their yields back to Kenya in order to boost the country’s food supply and security.
He applauded the Zambian government for partnering with the Kenyan government as the country aims to achieve food and nutrition security locally and also reduce the price of unga.
During the tour, Linturi was accompanied by Crops Development Principal Secretary Harsama kello, Kenyan Ambassador in Zambia, Flora Karugu, and Food and agriculture organization Director Kenya Carla Mucavi.