…… Farmers have already started collecting and planting seedlings in their fields
Mongu…. Friday January 17, 2020 (SMART EAGLES)
The Export Trading Group (ETG), working together with the Ministry of Agriculture, has announced that Cashew seedlings which were being raised in Community Nurseries are now ready for planting.
Farmers have already started collecting and planting seedlings in their fields.
In all the districts planting has been flagged off District Administration and Provincial Administration.
The polyclonal cashew seed which was facilitated by His Excellency, President of the Republic of Zambia, Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu and his counterpart His Excellency, President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Dr. John Pombe Magufuli to reach Western Province was used to establish 338 community nurseries in the 10 cashew of Western Province.
Therefore, farmers are encouraged to go to the nearest community Nursery in their area and meet the Camp Officer to collect seedlings and plant.
ETG has since expressed sincere gratitude to the Provincial Minister, Permanent Secretary, District Commissioners, BRE and the Ministry of Agriculture for the support and collaboration in executing Cashew seedling Production in the Community Nurseries in all the Districts in Western Province.
Western Province Minister Hon Ben Kapita flagged off planting in Nalolo district.