Shire Valley Agriculture Development Division has urged communities in Nsanje District to practise smart agriculture to realise more yield in the wake of climate change.
The remarks were made on Wednesday during a field day demonstration in group village head (GVH) Kuleti, Traditional Authority (T/A) Ndamera in Nsanje.
Speaking after touring the maize fields of farmers who are using climate smart agriculture technologies, the division’s principal crop protection officer Ringston Taibu, encouraged all farmers in the district to emulate the example set by their colleagues.
“We must embrace mind-set change in the wake of climate change to realise much yield. This will help us to be food secure,” he said.
On its part, Civil Society Agriculture Network (CisaNet), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) implementing climate smart agriculture in the district with funding from Concern Worldwide, touted smart agriculture as a solution in times of climate change.
“Farmers should embrace new farming technologies to beat the challenges of climate change, failing which, hunger will be the order of the day,” said CisaNet director of programmes Alfred Kambwiri.
T/A Ndamera hailed communities in GVH Kuleti for leading by example in showing that maize can be grown amid little rainfall.