Robert Sichinga, Zambia's minister of agriculture and livestock, is urging Zambian farmers to tap into the poultry sector. Speaking to a group of small-scale farmers in Kabwe, Sichinga said there is potential in the poultry industry for both small-scale and commercial farmers.

"The poultry industry has a lot of potential and more people should invest in this sector as there are a number of private companies ready to buy the produce," Schinga said.

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Schinga told farmers diversifying their operations would be good for boosting the nation's economy, according to news reports, and there are good market opportunities for poultry and eggs, both locally and internationally.