Gender in Agriculture Partnership

Transforming agriculture to empower women and deliver food, nutrition and income security

A delegation of the WFO Women Committee met local farmers in Zambia

Agriculture remains the key priority sector in the growth and poverty reduction agenda of Zambia. Over 60 percent of the population derives its livelihood from agriculture.

Zambia is currently experiencing a strong economic growth and articulated agricultural policies, strategies and incentives has been put in place to emphasize objectives such as attainment of food security, maximizing farmers’ incomes, promoting sustainable agriculture, and enhancing private sector roles in input and output markets.

A 10-member delegation from Argentina, Malawi, Uganda, Finland and representatives spent one full day exploring and exchanging views with local farmers in Livingstone, Zambia.

They observed best practices in land preparation, crop seeding, harvesting, post-harvesting; culture techniques; and large-scale irrigation technologies and water management particularly related to wheat, tobacco, banana, grounnuts, cassava, green maize as well as poultry initiatives.

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