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YAMBEEJI Honey and Rice Products, a processing firm basedNorth-western province has entered into a three-year partnership withLumwana Mine to build capacity and increase the production of riceamong the smallholder farmers in the region.

Under the agreement Lumwana Mine is expected to invest US$100,000(about K500 million) that will go towards the support of extensionservices for the farmers.

Chief executive officer Chibbonta Chilala explained in an interviewthat his firm would provide the training for the farmers in riceproduction as well as distribute inputs to the farmers.

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Courtesy: Times

21st Sept 2011