An agro dealer in Nega-Nega in Chikankata district in Southern province, has advised farmers to embrace conservation farming following the climate change condition which has affected the nation.
Prof. Clement Matente said there is need for the farming community in Zambia to start adopting conservation farming methods for better their yields especially during the time when the nation has experienced erratic rains.
He said this in an exclusive interview with the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in Chikankata district yesterday.
And Prof. Matente has further encouraged farmers in the country to plant early maturing varieties.
He said early maturing varieties are good because they mature early promising farmers a better yield even during the dry spell.
Meanwhile, Prof. Matente has appealed to government to start the distribution of farming inputs for the 2019-2020 farming season to small scale farmers.
Pro. Matente said it is by giving farmers farming inputs early that the farmers are going to prepare well for the next farming season.