By Nicholas Mwale-
(NAIS)-Forty seven students from three colleges of agriculture in Zambia have left for Israel for an 11 month Agriculture internship programme.
The students were selected from the Natural Resources Development College and the Zambia College of Agriculture in Monze and Mpika following the partnership between the zambians colleges and Ramat Negev International Training Centre for Advanced Agriculture
Agriculture Permanent Secretary GREEN MBOZI says government is excited that the partnership has been established between Zambian and Israeli learning institutions to implement the internship programme.
Mr. MBOZI notes that through the internship, the students will obtain knowledge, special skills and hands-on experience in field cropping and plantation, dairy and poultry farming, Green House management and smart agriculture technologies.
He a said this in a speech read for him by Director of Human and Administration in the Ministry of Agriculture LUBASI SAKWIBA during the departure of students at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka.
And the Honorary Consul of Israel in Zambia SINYA MBALE has urged the students to utilise the opportunity they have been given to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills from the Israel’s advanced agriculture, which will be helpful in improving Zambia’s agricultural sector.
Mr. MBALE said Israel is one of the leading countries in agricultural production, and that students have a lot to learn.
And NRDC Principal ALICE TEMBO said the partnership will help to expose students to advanced farming techniques in Israel.