By Patrick Soko
Zambia’s Ambassador to Brazil Explores Measures to stir Agricultural Productivity Amid Climate ChangeIn view of Mitigating the impact of Climate Change in Agriculture sector in the Country Zambia’s Ambassador to Brazil, Dr. Alfreda Kansembe-Mwamba has conducted a tour of Agronelli Fertilizers Plant in search of sustainable measures.
Agronelli company in Brazil is the hub of phosphate fertilizer and it supplies the product to over 200,000 small scale and commercial farmers across Brazil and is credited as Brazil’s world class agro industry.
Agronelli fertilizer situated in Uberaba city of Brazil, has the capacity to improve the quality and resilience of the soil and crops during the dry spells.
Dr. Kansembe-Mwamba said she was prompted to search for possible cooperation with the Fertilizer company because it’s product manages to sustain crops even when the agricultural sector has suffered droughts .
She expressed confidence that the bilateral talks held with Agronelli management will soon yield positive results.
Dr Kansembe Mwamba said Agronelli has shown interest to partner with Zambia in the distribution of its fertilizer across the country.
The Zambian envoy said a team of researchers from Agronelli will be at hand to study the Zambian soil so that they understand what type of fertilizer will be suitable for Zambia’s Agricultural industry.
Dr Kansembe Mwamba added that Agronelli’s all-encompassing phosphate fertilizers have the capacity to produce a bumper harvest of the rain fed crop in drought affected areas of Zambia.
And Agronelli group of companies President Marco Tulio Paolinelli assured Ambassador Kansembe-Mwamba that his company is ready to start the fertilizer business with Zambia once all the study procedures are concluded.
He said brazil’s Agricultural sector has been thriving even with fluctuations in weather patterns because of the suitable fertilizer that is able to support the industry in all seasons.
Agronelli Fertilizer Company in Brazil has a huge market among Brazilian farmers that brings in revenue of $50 million per year from sales.
This is contained in a statement Issued by Grace Makowane, First Secretary (Press and Public Relations) Zambian Embassy, Brazil.