Kawambwa District in Luapula Province has received 2,730 packs of farming inputs under the Food Security Pack (FSP) programme.
District Commissioner, Godfrey Chilambwe says the delivery of the farming inputs is a clear government demonstration to enhance food security at both household and district level.
ZANIS reports that Mr Chilambwe said this when he flagged off the farming inputs distribution exercise yesterday.
He said each beneficiary will receive 2 by 50kg bags of D. Compound and 1 by 50kg bag of Urea fertiliser, 1 by 10kg maize seed and 1 by 10kg legume seed of groundnuts.
The District Commissioner stated that the food security pack is a government programme under the Department of Community Development meant for reducing hunger and alleviating poverty among the vulnerable but viable farmers.
And District Food Security Committee Chairperson, Steven Musonda told the beneficiaries to follow appropriate methods of farming in order to achieve maximum yield.
Mr Musonda who is also the District Agriculture Coordinator discouraged small scale farmers in the area against selling the inputs.
And one of the benefiting farmers, Paul Kabanda thanked government for the delivery and distribution of the farming inputs when the farmers are preparing their fields for planting.