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YamBEEJI Honey and Rice Products, a processing firm based in Zambezi has said the Government should subsidise the production of rice to make the sub-sector more competitive.

Chief executive officer Chibbonta Chilala said provision of equipment such as planters and threshing machines at affordable prices would help improve the production of rice unlike using traditional methods such as throwing of the rice seed.

“We have been training farmers as a company on the rice farming methods but it has been hard to implement the methods because they on’t have the right tools to use.

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Courtesy: Times

24th October 2011