World Farmers Organization Wants Farmer-Centered Sustainable Development
Over 600 delegates representing at least 570 million farms scattered around the world gathered in Zambia from May 4 to 7 under the umbrella of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) to discuss climate change, land tenure, innovations and capacity building as four pillars on which to build agricultural development.
Among the local delegates was Mary Nyirenda, a farmer in Livingstone, where the assembly was held.
“I have a 35-hectare farm but only use five hectares due to water stress. With one borehole, I am only able to irrigate limited fields. I gave up on rainfall in the 2013/14 season when I lost about five hectares of maize to drought,” Ms Nyirenda said.
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