Tuesday, 24 May 2011

W.F.P ADVISES THE ZAMBIAN GOVERNMENT TO FIND THE MARKET FOR THE SURPLUS MAIZE

THE WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME HAS ADVISED THE ZAMBIAN GOVERNMENT THROUGH THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND COOPERATIVES TO FIND THE MARKET FOR THE SURPLUS MAIZE WHICH THE COUNTRY HAS RECORDED AS A RESULT OF THE BUMPER HARVEST ONCE AGAIN THIS FARMING SEASON.
SPEAKING TO JOURNALISTS IN AN INTERVIEW TODAY IN LUSAKA, WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME COUNTRY DIRECTOR AND REPRESENTATIVE PABLO RECALDE SAYS FINDING THE MARKET FOR THE MAIZE WILL RESULT IN THE COUNTRY EARNING THE MUCH NEEDED REVENUE.
MR RECALDE  HAS ALSO CALLED ON  GOVERNMENT TO DEVELOP ORGANIC FERTILIZER AND USE OF CONSERVATION FARMING, WHICH HAS BEEN FOUND NOT CONTRIBUTE TO DEGRADATION OF THE SOIL AND RESULT IN GREAT CONTRIBUTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE.
AND SPEAKING DURING THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF A ONE DAY AFRICAN CARBON CREDIT EXCHANGE  MEETING  IN LUSAKA TODAY MR. RECALDE POINTED OUT THAT  CLIMATE CHANGE IS EXPECTED TO AFFECT FOOD AND WATER RESOURCES THAT ARE CRITICAL FOR LIVELIHOOD IN AFRICA WHERE MUCH POPULATION ESPECIALLY THE POOR, RELY ON LOCAL SUPPLY SYSTEM THAT ARE SENSITIVE TO CLIMATE VARIATION.
MR. RECALDE HAS FURTHER  CALLED ON GOVERNMENT TO ENGAGE THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN MAKING GARBAGE ACCUMULATING IN THE DIFFERENT CITIES IN THE COUNTRY MORE VALUABLE BY MAKING IT USEFUL AND REDUCE ON POLLUTION AS ONE WAY TO CONTRIBUTE TO REDUCING CLIMATE CHANGE.
AND SPEAKING DURING THE SAME EVENT AFRICAN CARBON CREDIT EXCHANGE (ACCE) CHAIRMAN PROFESSOR LOYD CHING`AMBO  CALLED ON AFRICAN COUNTRIES TO DEVELOP A STRATEGY OF MOBILIZING RESOURCES AND STOP WAITING ON DONOR AID WHICH IS DELAYED.
PROFESSOR CHING`AMBO STATED THAT AFRICAN COUNTRIES ARE BUSY PLANNING AND NOT IMPLEMENTING WHAT IS ON THE PLAN AND THIS IS NOT HELPING IN COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE WHICH MANY COUNTRIES ESPECIALLY  THOSE IN THE SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA ARE FACING AS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE.

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