Joyce Mulila-Mitti

Consultant

Consultant

Joyce Mulila-Mitti

Biography

Joyce Mulila-Mitti is a consultant. For several years, she was a Plant Production and Protection Officer for FAO for Southern Africa. She has also worked on research and development, with a focus on sustainable crop production intensification, and scaling up approaches for smallholder farmers.

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Integrated crop-livestock systems that provide synergies towards more resilient climate-smart agricultural production systems are possible despite the recognised competition between crops and livestock enterprises. To make this work, it is necessary to understand the trade-offs and capitalise on the opportunities provided through integration.

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A major concern for smallholder farmers at the start of each season is to choose and source seeds, and with the advent of climate change, this is more critical than ever. As part of a CTA-led initiative to help farmers counter drought and other extreme weather events, seed fairs are being organised in Zambia to improve access to quality seed of stress tolerant maize varieties for smallholder farmers.

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