Agriculturist hopes for good harvest in Livingstone, Kazungula districts

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Agriculturist hopes for good harvest in Livingstone, Kazungula districts


Livingstone, January 9, ZANIS——–District Agricultural Coordinator for Livingstone and Kazugula districts says a good harvest is expected in the two districts if the rain pattern remains constant.


Richard Nambwalu noted that the rain pattern had remained constant in the past three weeks adding that this was a positive development.


Mr Nambwalu however, said comprehensive crop assessments would only be conducted in February to accommodate maize seed that had not yet sprouted from the ground.


“We will conduct comprehensive crop assessments in February so as to accommodate maize seed that has not yet sprouted as this will help us determine how the yield will be based on the quality of the crops that will be seen thereafter,” he said.


Mr Nambwalu said this in an interview with ZANIS in Livingstone yesterday.


He further said distribution of farming inputs under the Farmer Input Support Program (FISP) for this year’s farming season was underway.


Mr Nambwalu said more than 3,000 bags of Urea, D compound and maize seed had been distributed to the two districts and not less than 1,000 bags remained in the storage sheds.


“The distribution of D compound was done much earlier, while that for Urea started today (yesterday) because we were still waiting for authorization which was granted on Tuesday this week by the local authorities,” he said.