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Government’s Agricultural Strategies Bearing Fruit-President Lungu

Headlines Government's Agricultural Strategies Bearing Fruit-President Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has flagged off the harvesting season for maize and soya beans at the Green 2000 Agriculture Project in Kawambwa district in Luapula province.

The President has since expressed happiness about the successes scored so far at the agriculture project saying government’s strategies on agriculture are the enabling factors for this achievement.

President Lungu has also assured that Zambia was on course to becoming fully food secure and serve as a food basket for the region.

“The location of Zambia is such that Zambia can feed the entire region of Africa and beyond,” he said adding that, “…so we believe that with the endowment that we have of adequate water, sunshine and all other aspects, we can produce enough to feed ourselves and the entire region”.

The President also said Zambia is food secure and that the economic security of the people in the country is guaranteed in farming.

“We look forward to a time when farming will take over from mining and other economic activities. But it can only work if we work hard and apply ourselves,” the head of state advised.

President Edgar Lungu with Green 2000 Agricultural Equipment and know- how limited General Manager Dawid Durandt display cobs of maize during the launch of this year's harvesting season in Kawambwa District. Picture by SUNDAY BWALYA/ ZANIS
President Edgar Lungu with Green 2000 Agricultural Equipment and know- how limited General Manager Dawid Durandt display cobs of maize during the launch of this year’s harvesting season in Kawambwa District. Picture by SUNDAY BWALYA/ ZANIS

And Green 2000 General Manager Dawid Durandt, said 2000 local farmers have been empowered through the out-grower component of the four dimension project that has taken into account training, financial empowerment for local farmers and community engagement.

“The concept that we have constructed here consists of four modules including the agricultural services and training centre, the community production unit, this agricultural project whose harvest we are flagging off now and the open irrigation system,” Mr. Durandt said.

The project has also supported the replication of the agricultural technology used by the Israeli experts who run the project.

The replication is done in schools and other parts of the country.

“We have the Edukit, under which we give a small grant to the schools which they use to put up drip irrigation systems,” he explained.

The Green 2000 agriculture project, which sits on 2,600 hectares of farmland in Luena farm block, has provided formal and informal employment to over 400 people and benefits 2,000 out-grower farmers.

President Edgar Lungu admires tomato plants during the tour of Green 2000Agricultural Equipment and know how limited in Kawambwa District during his visit to the area. Picture by SUNDAY BWALYA/ ZANIS
President Edgar Lungu admires tomato plants during the tour of Green 2000Agricultural Equipment and know how limited in Kawambwa District during his visit to the area. Picture by SUNDAY BWALYA/ ZANIS

15 COMMENTS

  1. We look forward to a time when farming will take over from mining and other economic activities. But it can only work if we work hard and apply ourselves,” ECL advised. I am glad, we are on the right course. Cocoa revenue in Ghana is more than $1bn and revenue from agriculture in South Africa is many times than revenue from Zambia mining. An encouraging song from PF.

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  2. With projects like The Green 2000 agriculture project, Zambia will always be food secure. The next step is to make billions of dollars from Agricultural products.

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  3. ECL is desperate for votes. The rampant
    PF Corruption,Violence, Gassing People,his ZPS shooting civilians, high Cost Living etc makes him unsuitable for re-election for an illegal Third Term. Zambians will regret it for the rest of their lives if Cruel,Corrupt,incompetent and clueless Lungu steals his way back into Power. PF Cadres,Militias and Vigilantes will takeover Govt and deny us all our human rights and freedoms. The writing is on the wall.

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  4. WISHFUL THINKING CONSIDERING THIS PF GOVERNMENT LACK OF IMPLEMENTION
    TALK TALK TALK
    HUNDREDS OF STALLED PROJECTS AND PROMISES

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  5. Thanks, but a bit too late Sir, considering that the country is on its knees. And it has been on its knees , even before Covid

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  6. People are still suffering, We have the PF propaganda on ZNBC showing hope of a very un popular pf party, when you talk to the silent majority on the ground, yes the silent majority, you heard me right, no one wants the PF to continue

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  7. Under the guise of a working visit Edgar China Lungu is holding campaign rallies, not a mask in sight and nobody knows what social distancing is. Agricultural policies? Non-existent, if we didn’t get the good rains there wouldn’t be any good harvest.

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  8. @1 GARLIC.
    COCOA REVENUE IS ABOUT USD$6BILLION BETWEEN TWO COUNTRIES IN AFRICAGHANA BEING ONE OF TWO.

  9. He is busy campaigning and stopping others, come Sunday he will be in some church pretending to be very humble and holy

  10. Really laughable…”Green Ltd Provides agricultural supplies, such as seeds, greenhouses and greenhouse technology, dairy and poultry farms, and know-how. With over 20 years of experience in projects all over the world, Green 2000 offers professional Turn-key management services, from consultation to a full designed, constructed and equipped agricultural project, along with on-going management, project financing and marketing”.
    Instead of promoting govt IDC companies he is busy lottering on private premises no wonder the owners are happy with the free publicity the corrupt moron Edgar has brought for them.

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