Kaoma District has received its first consignment of inputs under the Farmer Input Support Program -FISP for the 2022/2023 farming season.
The district has so far received 71.65 metric tonnes out of 1,799 metric tonnes comprising basal and top dressing fertilizers and seeds.
Kaoma District Agriculture Coordinator -DACO Chabalanga N’gambi confirmed in an in an interview with ZANIS adding that the District is scheduled to receive a total of 1800 metric tonnes of Compound D and another 1800 metric tonnes of Urea.
Mr. N’gambi further said more than 120 metric tonnes of maize seed, groundnuts and soya beans is expected in the district.
“I can confirm that we have started receiving farming inputs so far we have received 71,65 metric tonnes of fertilisers and was disbursed by the supplier United Capital Fertilizer Zambia company and we are expecting the other balance to be delivered soon,” Mr. N’gambi explained.
He added that the distribution of the inputs will be after the verification of particulars of beneficiaries so that rightful beneficiaries receive the said commodities.
Government has increased the number of FISP beneficiaries in Kaoma District from 9,860 to 12,000 and each beneficiary will receive six bags of fertilizer, a bag of maize seed, soya beans and groundnuts.
The DACO ‘s office has since called on farmers in the area not to panic as everything is in place.