Zambia’s President Lungu Encouraged ZARI to Promote Growers with better seed variations in a bid to foster bumper Harvest on their Farming Enterprise
By Abdul Rahman Bangura–
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Freetown, Sierra Leone– Zambia’s President Lungu encouraged ZARI to Promote Growers with better seed variations in a bid to foster bumper Harvest on their Farming Enterprise,
President Lungu advised agriculturist to take advantage of the increasing population by harvesting enough food to feed the people.
“All of us involved in farming should be rich people because the market is always there. When talk about farming everybody eats, so I do not see why a farmer should be poor when market is always there,” President Lungu stated.
“What is making us poor is lack of innovation and lack of scientific research and approach to farming business, I want to thank ZARI, please keep it up continue helping the farmers to add value to their crop and maximize on their returns or investment,” he noted.
The President pinpointed that, the achievement of any planter lays in the quality of seed planted and the good soils are also required for the seed to grow.
“As government, we want to involve ourselves starting from the soil, to the seed, water, to the product that comes out from the seed. We want to ensure that farmers get a good yield from the seed.
“I have learnt a lot of what ZARI is doing here, but allow me to say that they have realized that the secret of a successful farm is in the quality of seed. The seed does not go alone in the soil, but with how much water and nutrition is available,” stated President Lungu.
The President has since commended the Ministry of Agriculture and ZARI staff for their admirable works in guaranteeing that the nation is food secure.
For New Africa Business News (NABN) Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent
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