9 January 2013

Zambia: Vice President Woos Brazilian Agro Experts

VICE-PRESIDENT Guy Scott has called on the Brazilian Agricultural Research Cooperation to help improve agriculture in Zambia and the African continent.

Dr Scott urged the organisation to set up an institution in Zambia to help develop technology and impart knowledge among the local people.

The Vice-President was speaking yesterday during a meeting with members of the Agricultural Research Cooperation (Embrapa) in Ghana.

He said research would help change the conservative way of farming that was currently being practiced in the country.

The Vice-President was in Accra to attend the inauguration of Ghanaian president John Dramani.

Dr Scott noted that research would result in improved agriculture which would in turn help solve challenges experienced in the agricultural sector in Africa.

Embrapa Africa- Ghana coordinator Erich Schaitza said his organisation was keen to work with African countries in developing agricultural technology through research.

Mr Schaitza said his organisation was interested in seeing the project in Zambia start so that it could contribute to improved productivity in the sector.

He said his organisation had running projects in countries such as Africa, among them Ghana and helped the countries invest in science and technology.


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