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PEOPLE in rural areas depend on agriculture for their survival. PICTURE: ZANIS

HH calls for smart agric policies


PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema has called for increased investment in and implementation of smart agriculture policies in Africa’s agriculture sector to stimulate growth. Mr Hichilema said statistics reveal that over 140 million people on the continent suffer from acute food insecurity but stressed that the trend can be reversed. He said the region’s agriculture sector has continued to face a number of challenges such as climate change, inefficient use of water and other natural resources to optimise production as well as poor state of infrastructure. “Further, the transformation of the agriculture sector on the African continent has delayed because of the other factors such as CLICK TO READ MORE