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Progress Presentation 10: ZARI-Zambia

There are screen houses in Mansa and Msekera, where seven varieties are being multiplied.  Current demand is over 1.5 million cuttings mostly from institutional buyers. During the reporting period, 2% of this target was produced. An additional screen house was constructed in Mansa to increase production capacity. Other ideas to increase multiplication and cut costs include staking of vines upwards, and using brick troughs instead of pots. Irrigation is now done using pipes instead of buckets. Through a stakeholders meeting held in 25 August 2016, contact was made with the National Seed Traders Association. Furthermore, a seed standards meeting will be held as soon as vines are harvested.

Authors: Paul Mutondo, Paul Mutondo

Pages: 12

Publication Date: 2016