A small-scale commercial farmer training programme gives farmers a chance to enhance their skills and equip themselves for the commercial market.
The Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Authority (TEVETA) in Zambia, recently launched new programmes to help small-scale farmers in the commercialisation process.
“The main purpose of these programmes is to equip trainees with knowledge, skills and appropriate attitudes [required] to carry out or engage in [farming] different commodities and/or [entering] value chain,” said ZNFU’s latest brief.
ZNFU encouraged business-orientated farmers to take advantage of programmes in fish farming, beef and pig production, poultry management, dairy and horticulture that were offered at various institutions country-wide.
The new training programmes were opened on 21 November, in Lusaka, by the minister of higher education, Prof Nkando Luo, along with programmes in entrepreneurship and wildlife tour guiding.
TEVETA is an institution with a mandate to regulate, monitor and coordinate technical education, vocational and entrepreneurship training in Zambia. Contact your nearest TEVETA office for more details.