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Zambia: Govt aims at boosting fruit production

Minister of Agriculture, Zambia Dora Siliya. Photo: FAO

The Minister of Agriculture, Zambia, Dora Siliya says there is need to invest in water irrigation system to boost Vegetable and Fruit production in the country.

Ms. Siliya says Vegetable and Fruit production has a potential to create employment especially for the youths interested to venture in the agriculture sector.

The Minister of Agricultural was speaking when Italian MACFRUT president Renzo Piraccin called on her at the Ministry of Agriculture office this afternoon.

And Mr. Piraccin said Zambia has a huge potential to be one of the major Vegetable and Fruit exporting countries due to the favorable weather.

He said his firm is working on setting up Vegetable and Fruit farms with high technology to boost food security.