Petauke D.C happy with changed FISP distribution programme
Petauke, March 26th 2013, ZANIS —- Petauke District Commissioner Elijah Mwale says the change in the distribution of farming inputs for 2013-2014 farming season will retrieve the lost glory in the Farming Inputs Support (FISP ) distribution programme.
Mr. Mwale says that government is committed to respond positively to the needs of farmers in the country and Petauke district at large.
ZANIS reports that the Petauke District Commissioner said this in an interview in Petauke District , today.
He added that all logistics for 2013-2014 farming season have already been put in place saying that by September all farmers will have received the inputs with a view to pave way for them to prepare on time.
The DC revealed that farmers in different cooperatives would be given some vultures which will in turn be handed over to the dealers who will be recommended by government. Adding that the projected dealers will submit the vultures to the district Agriculture coordinator’s office.
In addition, Mr.Mwale pointed out that the move will trickle down congestion and promote transparency in the inputs dispatching system.
He however, called on small scale farmers to appreciate government’s effort of wiping out hunger by refraining from selling all the maize after harvesting if they are to cease from being victims of food shortages.
The district commissioner stated that it will be of great benefit if farmers prioritise farming inputs organisation upon selling their crops to the Food Reserve Agency (FRA), saying that the move will greatly improve food security in the district.