CAT urges farmers to practice crop diversification

Centre for Agricultural Transformation (CAT) says it is possible for farmers to diversify from tobacco to other crops without compromising their economic gains.

During a Farmers’ Field Demonstration tour at Makoka Smart Farm in Zomba on Thursday, CAT director of Science, Technology and Intervention Dr. Geoffrey Kananji said what is needed is for the farmers to make informed decisions if and when they want to diversify.

CAT, is funded by Foundation for a Smoke-Free World through the Agricultural Transformation Initiative (ATI).

One of the lead farmers from Makoka cluster, Doreen Nthini said the Demonstration has helped her understand what diversification is and what crops to priorities in order to yield more crops.

On his part, Makoka Agricultural Research Station manager, Godfrey Ching’oma said the station is committed in helping farmers improve their agricultural productivity.

About chimwemwe mikwala

View all posts by chimwemwe mikwala →

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *