Reduction in FISP beneficiaries causes panic among farmers

The decision by the Zambian government to reduce the number of Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) beneficiaries from 1.6 million to 1 million has caused panic among farmers. Small-scale farmers are appealing to government to reconsider, saying the move will affect their livelihood. “Last year we had 16 000 beneficiaries,…

Continue Reading Reduction in FISP beneficiaries causes panic among farmers

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…

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

End of content

No more pages to load