Mafinga allocates FISP

Farmers in Mafinga district of Muchinga Province have started redeeming farming inputs under the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP).

The distribution exercise was flagged off  by the District Commissioner ,Boyd Kaonga in Thendele yesterday.

Mr. Kaonga appealed to farmers to be patient and not share their farming inputs , saying  their crop production will be reduced leading to food insecurity at household level.

“Do not share your fertilizer, once you share, it means your crop production will be less, in place of planting 5 hectors, you will just plant one Lima reducing food security at home,” He said.

And Mafinga District Agricultural Coordinator, (DACO) Chewe Mutale assured the farmers that all inputs will be distributed on time. 

Ms. Mutale said that 327 farmers had already partially redeemed inputs while 57 had fully redeemed.

She urged them to use the farming inputs for the intended purpose and not to sell them so that  food security is assured.

“Use the farming inputs for the intended purpose and please do not sell,” She said.

8,370 farmers in Mafinga District are set to benefit from the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) for the 2022-2023 farming season.