Kafue district has received 600 bags of D Compound fertilizer for wetlands farming activities in the district.
The district is yet to receive another consignment of 600 bags of Urea fertilizer, cereal, legumes, and vegetable seeds.
Kafue District Commission, Maurice Hikapulwe has thanked the government for the inputs adding these will improve food security among vulnerable households in the district.
Mr. HIkapulwe said the moves reflect the government’s commitment to reducing poverty in the country while accelerating economic development.
Mr. Hikapulwe has urged the beneficiaries to put the inputs to good use so that they can be food secure in case of disasters such as floods or drought.
“The move by the government to give us inputs for Wetlands farming is a big plus for the district. In case of a disaster, at least people will have something to eat,” said Mr. Hikapulwe.
Kafue District Community Development officer, Leah Mumbi said 600 farmers will benefit from the wetland food security pack.
She said each beneficiary will receive one bag of Urea fertilizer, D Compound, 10kg of legume, cereal, and vegetable seeds.
“The beneficiaries have been identified from all our Centers in the district and these are Chiawa, Chanyanya, Shantumbu, Shimabala, Shikoswe, Kasaka, Chipapa, and Mungu,” she said
She noted that the distribution of the inputs would start once the department receives the other consignment.
District Food Security Pack Committee Acting Chairperson, Jackson Sapuleni urged the Department of Community Development to hasten the distribution of the Wetland farming inputs so that the exercise does not collide with the distribution of the rain fed agriculture inputs.