Zambia: ‘Improved policies, investments vital in horticulture sector’

The Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI) says improved policies and investments designed to enhance accessibility in high potential horticultural production areas are likely to encourage smallholder participation in the sector.

The research institute notes that the horticulture sector has continued to record a reduction due to low levels of participation by smallholder farmers and lack of market accessibility.

This is contained in the IAPRI’s working paper on, ‘Is smallholder horticulture the unfunded poverty reduction option in Zambia.'

IAPRI says increased smallholder participation in the horticultural supply chains will help fight poverty among farmers, and also improve the urban supply of high quality fresh produce at competitive prices.

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