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GOVT TO ROLLOUT 2024/2025 FISP THROUGH E-VOUCHER

The Ministry of Agriculture has advised all agribusiness stakeholders and Cooperating Partners that the supply and distribution of the 2024/2025 farming season inputs under the Farmer Input Support Program, FISP, will be done using the electronic voucher mode.

In a statement issued to RCV News in Lusaka today, the Ministry said this will be done in 74 Districts.

It said input supply and distribution in the remaining Forty-Two Districts will be done using the Direct Inputs Supply, DIS, mode.

The Ministry has also encouraged inputs manufacturers, suppliers, transport and logistics operators, banks and other digital financial service providers to prepare and optimize the business opportunities the e-voucher rollout will bring.

“Active participation of all market actors is essential to provide accessible, efficient, and flexible input supply services to farmers”, the Ministry said in a statement.

It said effective e-voucher implementation will also create jobs, especially in rural areas.

The Ministry has encouraged farmers to register with their District Agricultural Officers and update their details in the farmer register to be able to take maximum advantage of the expanded e-voucher benefits.

By Margaret Mwanza

 

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