Late crop harvesting impacting negatively on agro production in Mzimba

Mzimba District Agriculture Office has observed that late crop harvesting was one of the factors leading to low agricultural production and increasing incidence of food shortages in most farming households in the district.

Director of Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources for M’mbelwa District Council, Ezra Mbendera expressed the Wednesday during the launch of three-day Agriculture Fair for Mzimba North District. 

He said late crop harvesting is a serious problem the in Mzimba District as some farmers harvest crops realized rain fed farming in the month of November hence risking their crops to pests, thereby reducing production.

 “This tendency contributes heavily to low output in yield production and increased food shortages in most of farming households across the district,” 

Late crop harvesting leads to late production of manure production maize stalks are a great component in manure making,” Mbendera added. 

Chairperson of Agriculture Service Committee for M’mbelwa District Council, Muwuso Nkhoma advised his fellow councilors to sensitize farmers on the impact of late crop harvesting. 

Mzimba District Agriculture Office has observed that  late crop harvesting was one of the factors leading to low agricultural production and increasing incidence of food shortages in most farming households in the district.

Director of Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources for M’mbelwa District Council, Ezra Mbendera expressed the Wednesday during the launch of three-day Agriculture Fair for Mzimba North District. 

Mbendera: Late harvesting reduces yield production-pic by  Gracian Jeke-Mana

He said late crop harvesting is a serious problem the in Mzimba District as some farmers harvest crops realized rain fed farming in the month of November hence risking their crops to pests, thereby reducing production.

 “This tendency contributes heavily to low output in yield production and increased food shortages in most of farming households across the district,” 

Late crop harvesting leads to late production of manure production maize stalks are a great component in manure making,” Mbendera added. 

Chairperson of Agriculture Service Committee for M’mbelwa District Council, Muwuso Nkhoma advised his fellow councilors to sensitize farmers on the impact of late crop harvesting.