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Commercial irrigation agriculture scheme set for Mkushi

water irrigation of potato field on sunny day

TRYNESS TEMBO, Lusaka
BL AND D Plant Hire and Sales Limited has set aside US$4 million to implement an integrated commercial irrigation agriculture scheme in Mkushi to contribute to food security in the country.
Under the scheme, crops such as wheat, soya beans, maize and macadamia will be grown.
The project will include animal ranching activities for cattle.
According to an environmental and social impact statement submitted by the company to Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) last month, the objective of the project is to establish a 400 hectares land of macadamia plantation under a modern micro-jet irrigation system.
Macadamia trees reach their optimum production by six to seven years and continue to produce for CLICK TO READ MORE




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