$40m farm equipment on cards for farmers

Chief Government Spokesperson Dora Siliya

GOVERNMENT is finalising negotiations for a US$40 million Indian loan for buying equipment for small-holder farmers, Minister of Agriculture Dora Siliya has said.

Ms Siliya said the loan will be used for buying tillers and small tractors to relegate the traditional hoe to the museum within five years.

The minister also said youth engaged in agriculture should work hard and be counted in transforming agriculture into a viable business.
Ms Siliya is happy that the construction of model farm blocks on the Copperbelt, Northern, Muchinga, North-Western, Eastern and Luapula provinces, among other initiatives, will help open up rural areas for development, and

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