Zambia looks to Turkey for investment in agriculture

Africa has a large amount of farmland with the potential to feed the whole continent, but it's not being fully utilized because of lack mechanisation and investment.

Photo by: Anadolu Agency
Photo by: Anadolu Agency

The Zambia National Farmers Union says the farming industry is battling high production costs because of problems including the price of electricity and petroleum.

The inaugural meeting of Turkey-Africa Agriculture Ministers and Agribusiness Forum began in Turkey's Antalya on Wednesday.

Ministers will meet to look at ways to achieve food security in the continent – including through improved farming methods.

One of the countries looking to investment in the industry is Zambia. But despite the potential, the country is grappling with poverty and high unemployment.

TRT World's Mutuna Chanda has this report from Lusaka.

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