Farmers in Shire Valley have asked government to quickly deliver the Affordable Inputs Program (AIP) Fertilizer as there is no fertilizer in selling points.
According to farmers, they are impatient fearing the delay may affect their agricultural produce.
In addition to that, farmers from different areas of Shire Valley said the ADMARC depots have not yet received the inputs, a progress which the districts are not pleased with and worrisome.
On December 3, the Minister of Agriculture, Sam Dalitso Kawale visited the central region districts like; Mponela, Ntchisi Boma, Malomo, Kasungu Boma, Chinkhoma, Santhe, Kamwendo, Mchinji boma, and Mkanda to observe some of the things concerning AIP.
According to Kawale, the Ministry has increased the number of vehicles to deliver the fertilizer across the country a move he said, “Will help to deliver fertilizer to all SFFRFM and ADMARC depots, as well as mobile vending.”