Nearly half of all employed Zambian’s work in the agriculture industry. Even so the sector remains underdeveloped. Largely because measures have not been taken to ensure productivity that will deliver the highest yield at the lowest cost. The failure to diversify our crops and seriously invest in irrigation has led to concerns regarding food security.
A UPND Government will transform the sector by focusing or improved productivity and value-addition by;
Enhancing the distribution and timely delivery of fertilizers and seeds and improving access to technical support and reliable veterinary services.
Ensuring improved extension services to improve yields and crop diversification for better income to the farmers. This will also reduce food prices significantly this making food accessible to all.
Reducing post-harvest losses resulting from a lack of training and the failure by government to support small farmers.
Encouraging investment into water harvesting schemes to protect yields.
Creating a stable and attractive regulatory environment as well as an efficient market for agricultural produce.
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