World Bank to aid farmers worst affected by drought

World Bank says it will mobilise resources to support farmers that have lost their crops in the drought being experienced in Zambia.

World Bank Vice President Eastern and Southern Africa, Victoria KWAKWA says the bank will also provide social protection support to households to mitigate the cost of food.

Dr. KWAKWA has told ZNBC News in an interview in Livingstone that the Bank working with the Zambian government is designing short term measures to help drought affected families.

Dr. KWAKWA however said it is important to plan and implement a more climate resilient agriculture and food system that is not dependent on rain as a long term measure.

She said there is a need to make agriculture climate smart where irrigation takes center stage as well as finding ways to ensure farmers engage in modern agriculture.

And, Dr. KWAKWA has urged Zambia and Zimbabwe to leverage and exploit the Victoria Falls to the maximum to grow the tourism sector and create jobs in the two countries.

She said Zambia’s Tourism asset is incredible and can, if well-developed, contribute to the economic transformation, promote rapid growth and create jobs in the country.

Meanwhile Tourism Minister RODNEY SIKUMBA said the country has recorded close to one million four hundred thousand international tourist visitations against a target of one million five hundred thousand in the year 2023.

He however said the government has put strategies in place to reach two million international tourist visitations for this year.

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