Mufumbwe receives urea

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Mufumbwe district in North Western Province has received more than 8, 000 x 50 Kg bags of urea fertiliser for the 2013/2014 farming season under the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP).

Acting District Agricultural Coordinator (DACO), Vincent Malata, says the district has so far received 8, 487 against the required 14, 400 bags of top dressing fertiliser.

Mr Malata said the district has also distributed 7, 934 bags to farmers, adding that urea, which is being delivered by Nyiombo Investments, will ensure proper farming of the maize crop in the district.

Mr Malata further stated that most crops that were planted using the government seed are still on the proper stage for urea application unlike the crop that was planted using seed outside the FISP programme.

The DACO was speaking in Mufumbwe today when he monitored the distribution of fertiliser at one of the sheds in the district.

Mr Malata affirmed that Mufumbwe expects to receive the remainder of the inputs within the course of the week to finalise the programme.

Meanwhile, Mufumbwe District Commissioner, Makishi Mukokwe, has called on farmers to exercise patience as government was working hard to implement the programme.

Ms Mukokwe affirmed that government has decided not to offload inputs in the sheds but distributing them to farmers as soon as they arrive in the district.

Mufumbwe district has more than 140 cooperatives of which 135 have been approved to benefit from inputs for the 2013/2014 farming season.