Mufumbwe district in the North Western province has started receiving farming inputs for the 2014/2015 farming season under the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP)
ZANIS reports that District Agriculture Coordinator John Phiri said in an interview that Mufumbwe had received a total of 15,310 by 50 kilogramme bags of fertiliser under FISP.
Mr Phiri disclosed that 8710 x 50 kilogramme bags of D compound and 6,600 by 50 kg bags of urea had so far been received in the district.
Mr Phiri further told ZANIS that that government had provided 3000 by 10 kg bags of maize to the district.
The DACO stated that government wants every farmer to benefit from the inputs in time for this year’s farming season in order to secure another bumper harvest.
Mr Phiri said farmers must therefore prepare themselves adequately for the 2014/2015 farming season.
He disclosed that his office had since started distributing the fertiliser to farmers across the district.
He said 2, 675 X 50 kg bags of D compound fertiliser and 2, 649 X 50kg bags of urea have so far been distributed to 35 cooperatives in Mufumbwe district.
Mr Phiri further said 1, 324 X 50kg bags of maize seed have also been distributed to farmers in the district.
He has since called on farmers to be patient as they wait for more inputs to be delivered to them by the district agricultural office.