Zambia Food Production Project to benefit Shibuyunji farmers

Shibuyunji District Agricultural Coordinator Chishimba Mubanga says about 1,088 farmers in the area are expected to benefit from the Zambia Emergency Food Production Project (ZAEFPF).

ZANIS reports that Dr. Mubanga said the project aims at building crop resilience, increased productivity and improve household nutrition. 

He said the project is also targeted at supporting the distribution of improved quality seed to the farmers as well as reducing post-harvest losses. 

Dr. Mubanga said the beneficiaries of the project will include 60 percent non-salaried workers, 40 percent salaried workers such as civil servants and non-Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) beneficiaries. 

He added that the beneficiaries are expected to pay a minimum amount of about

K5, 000 which gets them eight bags of fertilizer which include four bags of compound D and four bags of urea.

He stated that government has identified the agricultural sector as one of the key drivers of economic transformation and job creation hence coming up with such projects.

The project will commence in 2023 and expected to run up to 2024