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70 Percent Of Farm Input Subsidy Distributed

Seventy percent of Farm Input Subsidy Program beneficiaries have accessed the inputs across the country. 

 

Spokesperson in the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Osborne Tsoka has confirmed the development.

 

Tsoka said the remaining 30 percent is expected to access the inputs by early December this year.

 

He added that, based on current trend, it means this year’s beneficiaries will access the inputs on time.

 

He however advised beneficiaries not to sell the subsidized farm inputs.

Government has increased this year’s value of coupons for maize seed from K3, 000 to K6, 000 to allow farmers to have good yields.

Government will subside NPK and UREA fertilizers per 50 kg bag for K15, 000 and K6, 000 5kg maize seed or sorghum for K6,000 and 2 kilogrammes of legume seed for K2,050.

Some of the companies to sell the subsidized inputs are Agora and Export and Trading.