Farmers in Katete warned against selling government farming inputs

Katete District Agriculture Coordinating Officer, Robbie Musendo has warned farmers in the district against reselling farming inputs given to them by government.

Mr. Musendo says anyone found reselling farming inputs obtained through FISP, the Farmer Input Support Program risks been jailed or banned from benefiting from all government programmes aimed at uplifting the living standards of people.

He says government has this year prepared all farming inputs in good time in readiness for the 2015/2016 farming season.

Mr. Musendo says government has this year not increased the price for the FISP pack adding that farmers should not be worried of any changes.

He says farmers are expected to pay 400 Kwacha per maize pack, 195 Kwacha for a cotton pack and 210 Kwacha for a groundnut pack.

The DACO explained that among the input types that will receive support in Katete District are groundnuts and cotton where government is targeting to support 2,020 and 800 farmers respectively.

Mr. Musendo further indicated that the district was in full stock of Compound D fertiliser and Urea.

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