Shang’ombo District Commissioner (DC) Lawrence Nyambe has called on residents in the area to  cashew farming to boost their income.  

 Captain Nyambe says there are many benefits of engaging in agriculture  because land can always be used to improve livelihood.

 He was speaking at his office when a team monitoring Cashew Infrastructure Development Project (CIDP), led by Western Province Principal Agricultural Officer Mwiya Mukungu paid a courtesy call on him.

 The District Commissioner added that cashew farming if taken seriously can help in boosting the economy of the country.

 Captain Nyambe said government is keen to ensure that the objectives of the CIDP are achieved hence he will continuously monitor the progress of the project, adding that the success of the project will help reduce the poverty levels in the area.

 Meanwhile Principal Agricultural Officer Mwiya Mukungu disclosed that 3,300 cashew seedlings have so far been dispatched.

 Mr Mwiya pointed out that the aim of the visit was to reach out to some of the cashew farmers and check on the distribution exercise of the seedlings so as to be acquaint themselves with what is on the ground.

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  1. ok but kulima is fun, I’ m enjoying being in overalls ,gumboots and being dirty during the day then evening am at Chicago’s. Y’all are welcome for big mangoes at my ka small holding in Makeni

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  2. it takes minimum of 4 years get a yield that will give small income then commercisl viability at 7 years if a grade quality.
    Do we have in place a marketing program, do we have in place a processing program, do we have in place packaging program, do we have in place programs so that these farmers have an income during the 5 year wait period.
    What programs are in place for education on the necessary requirements to grow cashews.
    What is the percentage of loss of seedlings, what is the return after 5 to 7 years.
    Farming is the whole package not just growing

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  3. 3300 seedlings have been distributed, but how many trees are needed per hectare to make a farmer viable
    Statements always but nothing to qualify the statement

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