DARLINGTON MWENDABAI, Lusaka
AS ZAMBIA celebrates Farmers Day today, stakeholders in the agriculture sector have lauded Government’s timely distribution of farming inputs, which is contributing to bumper harvests and food security. In the 2020/2021 farming season, the country recorded a maize bumper harvest of 3.6 million metric tonnes. National Union for Small Scale Farmers in Zambia executive director Eborny Loloji said timely distribution of inputs by Government has improved productivity in the sector.
Mr Loloji said in an interview on Friday that Farmers Day helps the farming community to reflect on the gains and challenges of the sector. “We want to thank our farmers for making Zambia food-secure and President Edgar Lungu for encouraging citizens to venture into the industry to increase food security and job opportunities,” he said. Agricultural and Commercial Society of Zambia president Cosmas Michello said farmers are key in the growth of the economy because CLICK TO READ MORE