State targets 1 million for FISP

GOVERNMENT is expected to release money for the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) before the end of this month to enable farmers to access inputs for the 2018/19 farming season.
In the 2018/2019 farming season, Government has targeted one million farmers under FISP using both the conventional and electronic (e)-voucher approaches.
Minister of Agriculture Michael Katambo said the total amount for the implementation of FISP this year is K1.7 billion.
“Ministry of Finance has made headway to ensure that the money is uploaded to the various pay points in good time,” Mr Katambo said in an interview on Tuesday

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