Farmers Zambia learn new technologies

Farmers Zambia learn new technologies

The upcoming 2014 Agritech Expo in Zambia is meant for commercial farmers from Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to learn more about new technologies in farming.
,,Zambia is becoming a real hub for emerging commercial agriculture”, says Robert Turner,  director of agriculture for the USAID Southern Africa Trade Hub.

USAID is presenting the two-day free technical workshop programme and sponsoring the visitor programme for farmers at the expo,  to be held next month in the Zambian city of Chisamba.

The US government is focusing their support on the countries under the trade hub’s umbrella, namely Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.

In all three countries, smallholder farmers experience very low productivity,  according to Turner.  To improve productivity, farmers will be encouraged to adopt new agricultural technology, including improved seeds, fertilisers and mechanisation.
,,Because of Zambia’s commercial agricultural sector development, a wide range of companies representing a range of important technologies will be at the show. These technologies and services are needed throughout the region”, says Turner.

In Zambia in the meantime a new union for small-scale farmers (NUSFAZ) has been formed to help small-scale farmers in the horticultural sector to become  more competitive, to promote their products and to access finance, inputs and extension services





10:35 - Tue 11/03/2014
Bron: HortiBiz

Author: Frans van den Houdt

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