President Edgar Lungu says his administration is committed to promoting agriculture, despite the climate change effects and other challenges faced in the sector.

President Lungu said as a top leadership of the country, he remains resolved to lead by example in appreciating how the sector can be utilized to improve lives in communities and the nation at large.

The Head of State who was speaking during a courtesy call on Chief Mibenge of the Ushi people, in Mansa today, said he was happy that the traditional leader has taken agriculture seriously, and was leading by example as evidenced from the yield at his farm.

The President who was flanked by Minister of Agriculture Michael Katambo and Minster of Health Chitalu Chilufya, stated that there was need for farmers to embrace climate change resilient measures, by practicing conservation farming, growing drought resistant crops and applying advice from technocrats, if they are to yield good crops.

The President is in Mibenge Chiefdom of Mansa district to officiate at a National Agriculture Field Day organized by the Zambia National Farmers’ Union and other stakeholders, to learn more on how the traditional leader has successfully grown maize and other crops.

Earlier, Chief Mibenge praised the Republican President for his leadership that has resulted in Luapula Province receiving a fair share of development.

Chief Mibenge said he was humbled that the President was once again visiting the region barely two weeks after his last visit, adding that it was a sign of the great importance that the President attaches to the province.

The chief urged other traditional leaders and youths to venture into farming as a profitable business, especially for those not yet in formal employment.

Chief Mibenge also appealed to the Head of State to continue supporting traditional leaders with various developmental projects, in their various chiefdoms dotted across the country.

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  1. “The President who was flanked by Minister of Agriculture Michael Katambo and Minster of Health Chitalu Chilufya, stated that there was need for farmers to embrace climate change resilient measures, by practicing conservation farming, growing drought resistant crops and applying advice from technocrats, if they are to yield good crops.”

    Does this fooooool know what he means by drought resistant crops? This is GM Foods and Masanto poison

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    • Committed to growing the agricultural sector by
      1. Buying 4 presidential jets. 2 gulfstreams and 2 Sukhoi. Hundreds of millions of dollars. Yes we are aware that the gulfstream isnt the only presidential plane purchased. Others have been bought under ZAF as was confirmed by Chimese before he was fired from ZAF.
      2. By purchasing scania fire trucks for 1 million each.
      3. By all kinds of corruption
      4. By giving all major contracts to the Chinese and PF cadres with no capacity to deliver.
      5. By not having any policies, but doing things haphazardly with no direction.
      6. By failing to pay people for 6 months.

      Very committed indeed

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    • Careful Jay Jay! We are in a police state where we cannot even call our leaders fooools when they make foooolish decisions! We are still a dictatorship and still evolving democratically!

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    • Lungu is an educated illiterate, a lazy bum.

      He is a curse on Zambia, peasant farmers, students, civil servants, marketeers, unemployed youths. Zambia needs a man or woman focused on upliftment of the poor.

      Abash all elites,
      Abash all illuminatis
      Abash all robbers and corrupt politicians.

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  2. @Jay jay. I am now beginning to think there is something wrong with you because how can you hate our Zambian president that bad? Yes he is human and makes mistakes, but lets give him credit where it’s due.

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    • Jay Jay does not hate Zambian President. He dislikes Lungu, a criminal who sends his wife to the USA to gallivant with 27 irrelevant persons while the same money would have provided transport to 10,000 farmers to carry their produce to markets for the whole year.

      He dislikes Lungu who is not fit to be Zambian President (He is a thief, stole a widow’s money). Lungu is a shameless thug, who goes to provinces to canvas for PF aspirants at state expense.
      Lungu is a criminal who drinks at state house while his appointing authority, the poor and marginalised go without drinking water in villages.

      Lungu is a curse on Zambia.

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  3. #1 Gay Jay, clearly you are a trib.al fo0l.. The President is clearly more knowledgeable than you, especially on the subject at hand. Obviously you don’t even understand drought resistant crops. That means cassava, millet etc. It also means varieties of maize seed that are more resistant to drought. For your own info scientists are continually improving crops to drought resistant, disease resistant, more yield per acre. Even the oranges that you eat are GMO in that they are grafted on lemon stalks, a form of genetic modiifoication. Even you are a product of genetic modification between your father’s sperm and your mother’s egg. Which is why you are a different person from either of them and from your brother even your sister, and of course why you are so trib.al.. Trib.al Gay Jay,boy…

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  4. Does ECL have a farm apart from Casinos?
    If ECL has no farm, then he does not understand what he is talking about! It’s another of those talk shows of his. At least RB and Mwanawasa practiced what they preached and that alone made their pronouncements on Agriculture more credible!

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  5. Most of those that sold their maize to FRA haven’t been paid, that’s not the way you support farmers. So before you can talk about growing the agro sector first sort out this embarrassment

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  6. I don’t understand how some people can say ECL is knowledgeable. These are the same people who clap at the president before finishing the sentence. Levy was knowledgeable theoretically and practically.
    1.Late supplying of farming inputs or supplying right inputs at a wrong year in year out;seeds, fertilizer
    2.Poor marketing and low pricing of crops
    3.Late payment of crops by FRA for years continuously
    4.Agricultural policies not attracted to foreign investment

    Farmers along the borders they opted to sell their products to neighbouring countries. For instance Zambia farmers on the border with Malawi they sells their in Malawi. Some people will counter this by saying its nearer to sell in Malawi. The reasons are as follows ;good price,receive payments in less than four weeks after…

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  7. Farmers along the borders they opted to sell their products to neighbouring countries. For instance Zambia farmers on the border with Malawi they sells their in Malawi. Some people will counter this by saying its nearer to sell in Malawi. The reasons are as follows ;good price,receive payments in less than four weeks after delivery meaning good policy in practice. They have singing about improve agricultural system through speeches but in reality is opposite for several years

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