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Hon. Wilbur Simusa, MP - Minister of Agriculture and Livestock
To facilitate and support the development of a sustainable, diversified and competitive agricultural sector that assures food and nutrition security, contributes to job creation and maximises the sector’s contribution to GDP.
To be a committed, focused and proactive institution that provides quality agricultural goods and services which assures food and nutrition security, increased incomes and contribute to poverty reduction.
Zambia’s total land area is 75 Million hectares (752,000 Km2), 58 percent (42 Million hectares) is classified as medium to high potential for agricultural production, with rainfall ranging between 800 mm to 1,400 mm annually. This is suitable for the production of a broad range of crops, fish, and livestock. To exploit this potential for agriculture development in order to achieve our vision and mission, the ministry has a number of policy objectives and measures.Read more: Objectives
The World Fish Migration Day 2014 (WFMD) is a one day global initiative, with local events worldwide. It will be an annual event set aside to commemorate the migration of fish in our rivers, lakes and oceans. It is meant to improve the publics’ understanding of the importance of open rivers and migratory fish. Fish migration is very important in maintaining the health and productivity of rivers, lakes and other aquatic ecosystems. This year’s theme of the WFMD is “Connecting Fish, Rivers and People”
Read more: CELEBRATING WORLD FISH MIGRATION DAY IN ZAMBIA
By Amos Zulu
Small scale farms account for 80 percent of all farms in sub- Saharan African. In Zambia, Small holders who constitute the largest component of farmers in the country contribute about 90 per cent of the food consumed. However, maize centrism by many small holder farmers is at the expense of other equally or even more profitable cash crops.Read more...