Bayer Zambia and the Conservation Farming Unit came together in the second half of 2019 with the intention to showcase the benefits of using certified hybrid – maize & cotton – seed, herbicides and chemicals in improving productivity at the small scale Farmer level when combined with Conservation Farming practices. Bayer provided the inputs for 200 CFU Lead Farmers to set up Demoo plots across the 4 regions of Zambia that the CFU operates in. Bayer provided region specific advice and varieties, and the CFU provided additional in-field technical support.
The crops have done very well. They were due to be showcased inMarch and April, though htese have been suspended due to Corona Virus concerns. For further information, contact Stanley Silwimba (CFU’s Commercial Manager) at 0967009012)