Poor regulation on imported fertilizer worries Ministry of Agriculture in Eastern Province.

Poor regulation on imported fertilizer is impacting negatively on farmers.
This observation is from the Ministry of Agriculture in Eastern Province.
Acting Provincial Agricultural Coordinator, Kennedy Kanenga says that there is need to upgrade the regulation so that every new fertilizer coming into the country is tested before being given to farmers.
Mr. Kanenga told Breeze News that the regulation on imported fertilizer is weak compared to regulation on imported seed.
He was commenting on recent revelations that a named company supplied fake fertilizer to farmers.
And Mr. Kanenga has appealed to all agriculture companies to ensure that when they bring in new fertilizer, it is taken for testing at the Ministry of Agriculture.
He says that this will assist to prevent situations where farmers are given substandard farming inputs.

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