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Cotton Farmers in Need of Irrigation Facilities in Zambia

Cotton Development Trust (CDT) says there is need for Government to expand irrigation facility to cotton growing areas to improve quality and increase crop productivity.

CDT director Lwisya Silwimba said currently, the CDT irrigation facility covers 80 hectares and has 40 hectares, which are not covered by supplementary irrigation.

“We would like an expansion to facilitate supplementary irrigation during dry spells and in times when there are late rains,” Mr Silwimba said in a statement.

He said this will improve the quality of cotton seed produced, thereby also increasing yields for smallholder farmers.

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