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Mkushi District receives 2 200 metric tons of fertilizer

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Mkushi District has received over 2,200 metric tons of the Compound D fertilizer out of the total allocation of 4,400 metric tons for the 2021/2022 farming season.

Mkushi District Commissioner Emmanuel Sinkonde has confirmed to NAIS after visiting Nyimba Investments warehouse to inspect the fertilizer supply, that the district has already received over 50 percent of the Compound D fertiliser for the 2020/2122 farming season under the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP).

Mr Sinkonde has advised (FISP) beneficiaries in the district to start preparing the deposits following the timely delivery of fertilizer.

He said President Edgar Lungu has on many occasions emphasized on improving agriculture hence the resolve to improve the supply and delivery of FISP inputs early.

Mr Sinkonde has commended Nyimba Investments for supplying Compound D fertiliser early, and is happy that the company has promised to complete deliveries by end of May.

And Mkushi District Agricultural Coordinator Reuben Kabiti said agricultural officers in the district are ready for the 2021/2022 FISP exercise.

Mr Kabiti said the district is currently conducting farmer sensitisation in readiness for the exercise, especially that farmer deposits are scheduled to open in the first week of May.

Meanwhile, Nyimba Investments Head of Sales and Marketing Willings Mulendema said delivery of the fertilizer to Mkushi is still in the process until the district receives its full allocation before the end of May.

And a beneficiary, Mary Mulowa said the early supply of Compound D fertilizer has given farmers confidence to even produce more next farming season.


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