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Zambia needs to embrace technological advancement in agriculture: President

The Agritech Expo 2018 will focus on the potential of Zambia in the agricultural sector and will help the people to learn about the new technologies which can help in the growth of the agricultural sector. Z


Devdiscourse News Desk Zambia
Updated: 14-04-2018 20:31 IST
Zambia needs to embrace technological advancement in agriculture: President

Zambia can learn from other countries to improve their agricultural sector.(Image Credit: Wikipedia)

President of Zambia Edgar Lungu attending the Agritech Expo 2018 spoke a lot about taking Zambia ahead in the agricultural sector. According to him, Zambian small-scale farmers need to embrace the technological innovations in order to improve the agricultural productivity in the country.

The Agritech Expo 2018 will focus on the potential of Zambia in the agricultural sector and will help the people to learn about the new technologies which can help in the growth of the agricultural sector. Zambia can learn from other countries to improve their agricultural sector.

President Lungu said, "agricultural mechanization is the way to go if the country is to succeed in ensuring that agricultural diversification takes center stage and becomes the economic mainstay of the economy".

He added that the Bank of Zambia has to find ways to help the small-scale farmers to access finance so that they can engage in mechanized farming. Microfinancing systems and framework to support small-scale farmer need to be brought up so that the country can achieve food security.

The increasing numbers of the investors taking initiative and coming to Zambia to invest is a clear indication that Zambia is now preferred destination for the investor.

He further added 2018 will be a fresh start where the government will take initiative and implement policies which will help the agricultural sectors.

COUNTRY : Zambia

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