Policy agency calls for reduction in FISP spending

The Zambian Government’s agricultural subsidy programme (FISP) is failing and it should investigate and promote other options to encourage growth in the agricultural sector, says the Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI). “Despite evidence showing how the country’s signature Farming Input Subsidy Programmes, FISP, has failed to spur agricultural diversification,…

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Zambia’s Eastern Province still ‘an untapped resource’

Zambia’s Eastern Province has been identified for the establishment of agricultural processing industries and factories where value can be added to agricultural produce. According to the latest ZNFU weekly brief, the potential of the Eastern Province was recently highlighted in a discussion forum on industrialisation and sustainability that was held…

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