IITA calls for the use of technology in the fight against fall armyworm

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture IITA has welcomed members of the public to make use their premises in search for technology in fight against Fall Armyworm.  Speaking during the field day on fall armyworm control organised by Syngenta, in CHONGWE, IITA Southern Africa Director DAVID CHIKOYE says IITA is a public organisation that offers free […]

Zambian Genebank Safety duplicates Cassava and Sweet Potato seed collections

Plant Genetic Resources Centres (PSRC) are a strategic resource for sustainable crop production. They play an important role in safeguarding food and nutritional security for now and the future. They help to bridge the past and future by ensuring the continued availability of genetic resources for research, breeding and improved seed delivery for sustainable and […]

Conserving the food history

Extreme weather conditions driven by climate change are having a negative impact on crop production. This has enabled agriculture experts to realise that traditional seed varieties are more resilient to harsh weather conditions as well as in safeguarding food security. Traditional or indigenous seeds are those growing naturally in a particular climate or region and […]

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and Livestock strengthens collaboration

By Josiah Mpofu The Ministry of Agriculture and the ministry of fisheries and Livestock said they will strengthen collaboration between the two ministries to ensure that food security in the country is enhanced. Agriculture Permanent Secretary Green Mbozi explained that both ministries cannot work in isolation as they were created to save one purpose, of […]