Kalonga District chief agriculture officer Rita Mwakwakwa has asked people to learn how to prepare nutritious meals to reduce malnutrition in under-five children in the district.
Mwakwakwa disclosed this on Friday at Mwenilondo during a food fair and food processing workshop.
â€˜â€™We believe that farmers should not only produce but should also know how to process food,â€™â€™ Mwakwangwa.
However, Makwakwa said that the farmers display their foodstuffs and it is sad now that the district has 28 percent stunting prevalence rate which is high according to WHO recommendations.
A representative of village head Mwangolera said that the food processing training helped his subjects to learn how to prepare nutritious food.
â€˜â€™I will encourage people to prepare nutritious food using locally available foodstuffs,â€™â€™ she said.
A participant Kettie Mwakasungula said that she will give her children six food groups.
â€˜â€™I did not know that we can get six food groups from local resources,â€™â€™ Mwakasungula said.
The countryâ€™s stunting rate stands at thirty five percent.
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