Zambian President Edgar Lungu said on August 4 that increased investment in agro-processing industries will go a long way in boosting the agriculture sector.
The Zambian leader said value addition especially in the fisheries and livestock sub-sectors was cardinal as the two have the potential to spur the much needed economic development in the country.
The fisheries and livestock sub-sectors were among the strategic areas of focus in government's quest of attaining sustainable economic development, he added.
The government, he said, was focused on achieving economic growth through diversification in growth sectors, adding that the government's emphasis in sectors such as agriculture was to ensure increased production and productivity.
(Xinhua News Agency August 5, 2018)