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Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co- operation (CTA) Project Update

The Project was launched in September 2017. Project sites include Mazabuka, Monze, Choma, Kalomo, Mumbwa, Chibombo, Kapiri Mposhi, Serenje, Nyimba, Petauke, Chipata and Lundazi districts of Zambia.
Activities conducted:
  • Training of all Camp Extension Officers and selected Agro-dealers on Use of stress tolerant seeds, best agronomic practices, weather index insurance, crop-livestock integration, survey data collection using ODK has been finalized
  • All the 12 Seed fairs were held with participation .of all major seed companies
  • Registration of 16059 farmers has been completed.
Upcoming activities for the second phase :
  • Preparing for the project review meeting in November 2017, South Africa.
  • Setting up the Goats studies Unit – at Zambian Open University.
  • Training of Lead Farmers and Livestock Extension officers in livestock feeding practices. This will be based on materials developed as a result of the livestock nutritional studies
  • Set up the SMS platform to disseminate climate information and agronomic information.

 

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