An environmentalist Robert Chimambo has charged that Zambia’s agriculture sector has been captured by multinationals who are promoting industrial agriculture.
Chimambo regrets that hybrid seeds are taking prominence in the seed policy at the expense of indigenous seeds.
Speaking during a media briefing spearheaded by the Pelum Zambia association chimambo has stressed the need to promote indigenous seeds which are productive and cheap.
He adds that there is a need to put in place a policy on smallholder farmer seed systems.
In the meantime delegates from Eswatini Tanzania, Lesotho, Zambia, and Zimbabwe will be submitting a regional communiqué to the southern Africa development committee office as it reviews the seed harmonizing policy to recognize indigenous seeds.
Pelum Zambia association, country coordinator, Muketoi Wamunyima read the communiqué.