Dorcas Kabuya

CCARDESA - Zambia

October 2013 -to-date - Agricultural Information Officer (National Agricultural Information Services - Ministry of Agriculture)

The National Agricultural Information Services (NAIS) is a specialised information wing of the Ministry of Agriculture, whose main role is that of supporting the extension services of the ministry through the dissemination of agricultural information through the mass media. NAIS is also the Public Relations wing of the ministry. Among the main functions of NAIS is the dissemination of agricultural technical information to the rural communities with the aim of achieving the national development agenda through rural development in general and agricultural development in particular. The overall mission of NAIS is “to promote the adoption of proven agricultural technologies by small scale farmers through the use of the mass media in order to enhance the adoption of improved farming methods as a way of increasing their production and productivity.”