Prioritise release of funds – ZNFU

FARMERS in a maize field.

THE Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) has called on Government to prioritise the release of funds to pay farmers for the crop marketing season and input supply.
ZNFU feels the delays in payments will lead to poor implementation of the farmer input support programme (FISP) as farmers will not deposit fund on time.
In a statement last week, union president Jervis Zimba said as rainy season approaches, the buying of inputs is high on the farmers’ checklist, hence the need to pay them to boost agricultural production

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