Eastern Province has scooped first position in the Young Farmer’s Productivity category at the 89th National Agriculture and Commercial Show being held in Lusaka.
Provincial Agriculture Coordinator, Obvious Kabinda has confirmed this to Breeze News.
This is in addition to the first overall position the province has scooped in productivity this year, beating other nine provinces.
Dr. Kabinda says that this is the first time Eastern Province has come out first in the Young Farmers Category.
He has attributed this to the new farming methods such as conservation farming and crop diversification, which farmers in the province are practicing.
He added that the early distribution of farming inputs to farmers by the government has also contributed to the high productivity of crops.
Dr. Kabonda has commended the farming community for being active in a number of corporate social responsibilities in the province, making them to come out first at national level.
He urged the farmers to continue working hard and produce more crops in the next farming season so that they maintain the top position.