YANDE SYAMPEYO, Kawambwa HISTORICALLY, the cassava crop in Zambia, which is only second to maize as a staple food, has been produced for household consumption. As a result, its value…
MWILA NTAMBI, Kitwe
ZAMBIA Research Institute (ZARI) has embarked on a pilot project to promote cassava mechanisation among local farmers to enhance national food security.
ZARI chief agriculture research officer Crisanty Chama said in an interview that cassava is a high value crop with enormous potential to earn the country foreign exchange if grown on a larger scale. (more…)
NOMSA NKANA, Lusaka
CASSAVA production is set to boom following the development of high yielding disease-free cassava plantlets by Zambia Research Institute (ZARI).
ZARI director general Moses Mwale said the institute has made significant progress in developing the cassava plantlets aimed at boosting productivity and crop production.
MORGAN CHILENGA, Samfya
CASSAVA is a tuber food crop that smallholder farmers are being encouraged to grow in order to enhance food security.