Thousands cut from FISP before new farming season starts on September 1

The Zambian government has pruned 600 000 beneficiaries from its Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP), while it announced the beginning of this years’ farming season as September 1. According to local media reports, Zambian Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya said the reduction is the result of effective targeting of intended beneficiaries…

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Madumbi – African products for African farmers

Madumbi Sustainable Agriculture is a South African based agricultural input supplier that specialises in products for sustainable and organic agriculture. Madumbi has operated successfully in the South African market for 10 years and is ready to expand its reach to countries further north. ORGANIC SOLUTIONS ACROSS THE SPECTRUM This company…

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‘Windfall’ for some farmers after another FISP e-voucher snag

Some farmers in Eastern Province got ‘bonus’ inputs in the latest snag which hit the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) e-voucher payment system. Chipata district commissioner Kalunga Zulu told africanfarming.com authorities became aware of certain farmers getting inputs twice, after being alerted by agro dealers in the district. An investigation…

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FISP has failed, and needs overhaul – Zambian agriculture minister

The Zambian Minister of Agriculture, Dora Siliya, told lawmakers that the government’s Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) failed to reach its objective of supporting small-scale farmers to become commercially viable. Compounding the situation, she said, was the fact that government was losing huge amounts of money paying ghost farmers. In…

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FISP has failed, and needs overhaul – Zambian agriculture minister
Dora Siliya, Zambia's Minister of Agriculture.

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