Lesotho hails climate-smart horticulture

Following the success stories of the Agricultural Productivity Programme for Southern Africa (APPSA) in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia, Lesotho has hailed the programme with expectations that it will yield more horticulture products.

Characterised with climate-smart agriculture, APPSA will see Lesotho focusing on horticulture products, including vegetables, fruits and potatoes among several others.

Information shows that the APPSA programme, which was launch in Maseru, Lesotho, two weeks ago, is expected to increase agriculture technologies in horticulture which will improve agriculture production despite the climate change that is striking the region.

Adapting the same concept with the other three countries, Lesotho’s Ministry of Agriculture will implement the APPSA under the Department of Agricultural Research in tandem with other local research stations within the ministry.

Read more at The Southern Times (Sharon Kavhu)

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