Agriculture Permanent Secretary Songowayo Zyambo has urged farmers to plant crops that are drought resilient.
Mr Zyambo says the country has a challenge of climate change which has caused dry spells especially in the Southern part.
He says farmers must prove that they can develop a variety of crops apart from maize like Cassava and Millet which are drought resilient.
Mr Zyambo said this at a luncheon organised by Corteva Agri science held at Golden Valley Agricultural Research Trust in Chisamba.
And Mr Zyambo disclosed that Government wants to see a private sector lead Agriculture development in the country.
Meanwhile, Corteva Agri science Commercial Director Joseph Anampiu said his organisation is investing in new innovations in order to provide solutions for various challenges faced by farmers.