Government has cleared some 87 companies to start supplying low-priced fertilizer to subsistent farmers in the new Affordable Input Programme (AIP).
According to a communication from the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority, 49 of the selected suppliers are local companies while the remaining 38 are foreign owned.
Included on the list are companies with diverse socio-political backgrounds, substantiating the Tonse Alliance governmentâ€™s stance of inclusivity inÂ the selection process.
This yearâ€™s AIP has been allocated K160 billion that will be used to assist in supplying affordable fertilizer and seeds to 4.2 million subsistence farmers.
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