Mufumbwe gets share of FISP seed

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Mufumbwe district in North Western province has received more than 6000 by 10kilogramme (kg) Bags of Maize seed for the 2013/2014 farming season under the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP.


District Agriculture Coordinator (DACO) Vincent Malata says the district has received 6100 out of the expected 7100 bags of maize seed.


Mr Malata disclosed that Mufumbwe district further expects to receive about 14, 000 by 50kg bags of Urea top dressing in two weeks time.


Mr Malata told ZANIS in an interview in Mufumbwe yesterday that more than 2000 maize inputs have since been distributed so far.


“We are hoping to receive the remaining farming inputs in the coming weeks,” the DACO stated.


Mr Malata added that there is need to speed up the distribution of inputs if government is to meet its target of having a successful farming season.


And last week, Agriculture Deputy Minister Lackson Kazabu while in the province to conduct on the spot checks of farming inputs distribution assured that the remaining inputs would be delivered to the various districts within the shortest possible time.


Mufumbwe district currently has 148 cooperatives of which 138 have been identified to benefit from the farming inputs support programme this farming season.