Choma Mayor Javen Simoloka says 21, 000 small scale farmers have been granted authority to collect inputs under the 2022-2023 Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP).
Mr Simoloka notes that the 21, 000 farmers are from a total number of 28, 000 farmers who were initially earmarked to receive the inputs.
The Mayor has also revealed that Choma district has received seed and fertiliser for distribution to the farmers.
The Mayor said this today, during the launch of the Sustainable Development Goal Centre for Africa (SDGCA) Agroforestry Tree Planting.
Choma District experienced a delay in the distribution of farming Inputs under FISP, which has been attributed to technological challenges with the system.
Mr Simoloka has since appealed to farmers to exercise patience, adding that the process is expected to be faster.
He also stated that farmers will now be redeeming their inputs from their farm blocks, a measure not only expected to speed up the process but also reduce congestion at the District Agricultural Office.