The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock says that government is supporting a free economy.
Provincial Agricultural Coordinator, Dr. Obvious Kabinda says that this is aimed at promoting competition among business players in the country.
Dr. Kabinda says that competition among business players would result in improved delivery of goods and services to the farmers in the country.
He said this during the Pioneer Farmer Input Support Programme, FISP, Best Farmers Competition and New Hybrid Launch of National Field Day Limited held at Madzimoyo in Chipata.
He said as agriculture was a key to economic driver of the national development alongside tourism, energy and mining, government would continue to pay particular attention to diversification and expansion of the agriculture sector.
Dr. Kabinda said FISP has benefited many farmers.