African Union Development Agency Chief Executive Officer Ibrahim Mayaki says over three million farmers in Zambia are expected to benefit from its climate smart agriculture programs.
Dr. Mayaki says the Zambian farmers will benefit from the program during its first phase of implementation through application of seventeen different climate smart technologies and practices.
He says the climate smart agriculture program will be done through the mainstreaming of climate change into the Zambia’s Agricultural and food Security Investment Plan.
Dr. Mayaki says according to a recent study that was undertaken in six African countries it showed that Zambia is one of the countries that needs to identify the most appropriate agriculture best practices towards adaptation to climate change.
He said this when Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Major General Jackson Miti paid a courtesy call on him at the AUDA-NEPAD offices in Midland, South Africa.
And Major General Miti said Zambia was pleased with the works of AUDA-NEPAD in the country’s agriculture and climate change sectors.
He indicated that Zambia is determined to achieve its vision 2030 through enhanced regional corporations.