NKOMBO KACHEMBA, Chinsali
THE Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has released K4 million to Muchinga Province to pay farmers that have supplied maize to the agency in the on-going crop- marketing exercise.
The agency has so far purchased 39,830.8 metric tonnes of maize from the farmers in the province.
FRA has established 132 satellite depots in Muchinga and it is targeting to buy 55,800 metric tonnes of maize from the farmers.
Muchinga Province agriculture coordinator Victor Mulopa said in an interview yesterday that the farmers in the province have started receiving payments for the maize they supplied to FRA.
“We are happy that our farmers have started receiving their payments for the maize they supplied to FRA. So far, we have received K4, 064,320.00 from the agency to pay our farmers ,” Dr Mulopa said.
He said the farming community in the province are happy that FRA has started making payments for the READ MORE