Dried up streams and rivers to affect setting up of tobacco nurseries

Preparations to start putting up central tobacco nurseries in Eastern Province have started.
Central nurseries have been necessitated by the drying up of streams where farmers fetch water for their seedlings.
Eastern Foodya Association of Zambia, EFAZ Chairperson, Franklin Mwale, says that currently, suitable sites where the nurseries will be, are being identified.
He was responding to some tobacco farmers, who expressed worry that the process of setting up the nurseries is delaying.
This year’s tobacco growing is under serious threat in Eastern Province, as most streams have dried up before preparations even start.
Preparing for tobacco growing usually start in August.

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