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New farming methods needed to promote sustainable agriculture-Patrick Mwanawasa

General News New farming methods needed to promote sustainable agriculture-Patrick Mwanawasa

CHIPATA Mayor Sinoya Mwale and Eastern Province Deputy Permanent Secretary Patrick Mwanawasa listening to agronomist Mulundu Mwila during annual field day at Msekera in Chipata on Wednesday
CHIPATA Mayor Sinoya Mwale and Eastern Province Deputy Permanent Secretary Patrick Mwanawasa listening to agronomist Mulundu Mwila during annual field day at Msekera in Chipata on Wednesday

GOVERNMENT has said new and improved farming methods were needed to promote sustainable agriculture in Eastern Province.

Eastern Province Deputy Permanent Secretary Patrick Mwanawasa said today’s farming activities should not destroy the environment but must ensure that the land was usable by future generations.

Mr Mwanawasa said this during the field day at Msekera Research Station in Chipata district on Wednesday.

And when he toured the laboratory at the research center, Mr Mwanawasa asked the centre to submit a report on the challenges faced so that the provincial administration could also help in finding solutions.

He said many other parts of the province and the country rely on the research station and that it should therefore be up to date in its operations.

Msekera Research Station programmes officer Kennedy Kanenga explained that a number of reports have been submitted to headquarters but the response has been slow.

He said that the lab was set up almost 20 years ago while some of the equipment was given by partners.

Earlier, a tour showed how various inter cropping methods that could help in improving soil fertility, thereby increasing crop yields.

CHIPATA Mayor Sinoya Mwale and Eastern Province Deputy Permanent Secretary Patrick Mwanawasa listening to agronomist Mulundu Mwila during annual field day at Msekera in Chipata on Wednesday
CHIPATA Mayor Sinoya Mwale and Eastern Province Deputy Permanent Secretary Patrick Mwanawasa listening to agronomist Mulundu Mwila during annual field day at Msekera in Chipata on Wednesday

EASTERN Province Deputy Permanent Secretary Patrick Mwanawasa during annual field day at Msekera in Chipata on Wednesday.Picture By JULIUS PHIRI
EASTERN Province Deputy Permanent Secretary Patrick Mwanawasa during annual field day at Msekera in Chipata on Wednesday.Picture By JULIUS PHIRI

L-R:Chipata Mayor Sinoya Mwale, Eastern Province Deputy Permanent Secretary Patrick Mwanawasa and Msekera Research Station Programme Officer Kennedy Kanenga checking one of the bridge (not in the picture) which needs to be replaced.The inspection was done before touring some fields during the annual field day held at Msekera in Chipata on Wednesday. Picture JULIUS PHIRI
L-R:Chipata Mayor Sinoya Mwale, Eastern Province Deputy Permanent Secretary Patrick Mwanawasa and Msekera Research Station Programme Officer Kennedy Kanenga checking one of the bridge (not in the picture) which needs to be replaced.The inspection was done before touring some fields during the annual field day held at Msekera in Chipata on Wednesday. Picture JULIUS PHIRI

14 COMMENTS

  1. Useless boy why not give us results rather than just giving us your hopeless aims. The pf way of thinking. He has learned quick

  2. ECL how many “deputy permanent secretaries’ do you have in government or indeed ‘provincial deputy permanent secretaries’ also while we are at it why not ‘appoint’ at least one child of each past president to a government position or is there selective appointment for some families.

  3. You are a dog! What do you know about agriculture Patrick mwanawasa ? Useless. That’s why this government under president Lungu will do any development because starting from the president to the junior government officials they are all rubbish.

  4. Riding on the popularity of the previous presidents, smart ECL though he lacks patriotism and hardworking skills as he puts self interest above national interest. That explains why he may not leave any good legacy after his presidency.

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