Some Agro – dealers in Chisamba District have started distributing fertilizer to farmers under the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP).
Godali Agro –dealers Operations Manager, Christopher Njobvu, says Government’s move to pay the debt owed to Agro – dealers will enable them service the farmers that did not benefit during the last farming season.
Mr Njovu thanked government for FISP adding that it was contributing to food security at household level.
And one of the small scale farmers, Francis Chirwa, appealed to President Edgar Lungu to closely monitor the programme to ensure that inputs are supplied on time.
The Ministry of Agriculture has revealed that agro dealers in Muchinga province have been paid their dues, under the subsidized fertilizer support programme for the 2018/2019 farming season.
Ministry of Agriculture Permanent Secretary, Sangowayo Zyambo has revealed that over K500 million has been paid countrywide to agro dealers, with Muchinga province ranking first in terms of payments.