Mkushi District is said to have received 92% of its D-compound fertilizer allocation under the Farmer Input Support Program (FISP) for the 2021—2022 season.
ZANIS reports that Mkushi District Agriculture Coordination Officer (DACO) Reuben Kabiti said the total allocation for this District is 4,463 tonnes, adding that the received inputs are stored at Nyimba Investment sheds in Mkushi.
17% of the 2,839 Urea fertilizer allocation has also been received in the District, and that these inputs are stored at ETG sheds.
Mr Kabiti said that the rest of the fertilizer set to complete the total allocation is expected to arrive in this District before the end of this Month.
The District is also expecting a total allocation of 848.43 tons of seed for maize, soya, ground nuts collectively.
Meanwhile, Mkushi District Agriculture Committee (DAC) Chairperson Henry Selemani saluted Government for the early delivery of FISP inputs for this season.
Mr. Selemani said that the development would have positive impact on the farmers’ quest to improve crop production through early preparation for farming.
He added that his office is making strides in selecting the Transporters who would be contracted to transport the FISP inputs to the respective agriculture camp zones.
Mr. Selemani observed that the overall opinion from farmers regarding the administration of the FISP program by the DACO, is a positive one on the basis of how the program was handled last season as well as the early delivery of inputs.