Kasungu Agriculture Development Division (ADD) has advised farmers in Kasungu to embrace agriculture technologies to enhanced food, nutrition and income security.
The ADD’s controller of agricultural services Alexander Bulirani made the statement on Friday during a field day at Lisasadzi Extension Planning Area in the district.
“If farmers don’t adopt these technologies, there will be little productivity and farmers will not make profits. They will just be wasting their time,” he said.
During the field day, farmers showcased several technologies from the use of innoculant in soya beans, growing of cassava as part of crop diversification, use of improved goat kraals, cross-breeding of dairy cows, modern fish feeds and climate-smart agriculture.
One of the farmers, Memory Mdyapansi said the improved goat kraal has helped her increase the number of goats from two to over 20.
“Before adopting this technology, my goats used to catch many diseases and eventually died. With the improved kraal the goats are thriving and multiplying,” she said.
Senior Chief Kaomba said he was impressed with the new technologies being promised to ensure that farmers adopt them.
The theme of the field day was Harmonising Agricultural Technologies for Enhanced Food, Nutrition and Income Security.