By Golden Yalenga
The Small-Scale Farmers Development Agency SAFADA has noted with concern the growing trend in which land is been transformed for construction of real estate in the country as that is disadvantaging the growth of the agriculture sector.
Small-Scale Farmers Development Agency Executive Director Boyd Moobwe has since implored stakeholders to ensure that more interventions are put in place in preserving land that is ultimate for farming.
Moobwe adds that giving access to citizens to own land for growing food crops such as wheat will help solve problems of deficits of some foodstuffs such as wheat that the country is experiencing.
According to statistics, Zambia has a deficit of about 70 thousand metric tons of wheat.