Vice President Mutale Nalumango has encouraged Zambians to adopt the culture of preserving food.
According to Nalumango, preserving of food would enable many households to have enough food security.
During the World Food Day celebrations in Lusaka on Thursday, the vice president emphasised the need for Zambians to stop the habit of food wastage.
She also stressed the need to protect water sources as they were key to the growth of the agriculture sector.
“This this is the reason government has come up with policies and legislation to ensure that water sources are protected.
“Government is working with institutions such as the Water Resources Management Authority and the private institutions to protect water sources,” Nalumango said.
She said Zambians needed to be wary of water depletion because it could have a negative impact on the agriculture sector.
Nalumango said improved water management would lead to an increase in food production in Zambia.
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