Zambia is still faced with a challenge of malnutrition due to the unaffordability of some foods, which are often essential to human growth.
Poultry Association of Zambia, PAZ National Chairperson Rhodnie Sisala says poultry farmers have a huge role to play in reducing malnutrition in the country
He was speaking in Katete during the Poultry Association of Zambia, PAZ, workshop for 75 poultry farmers drawn from Katete, Chadiza and Mambwe districts.
Mr. Sisala added that his association has realized its major role in fighting malnutrition by equipping poultry farmers with skills that will allow them to adequately produce and supply chickens effectively.
He explained that an egg takes about 42 days to mature and be out on the table, which makes it to stand out as an efficient source of proteins.
Mr. Sisala stated that the association will train 150 poultry farmers drawn from Vubwi, Lundazi and Chipata in technical and business skills.
And Katete District Commissioner Joseph Duma Makukula says government is working tirelessly in diversifying the economy.
Mr. Makukula explained that government has been encouraging farmers to engage in various farming practices such as fish farming and poultry.