The Zambia Alliance of Women (ZAW) has called for timely disbursement of Inputs under the Farmer Input Support Program (FISP).
Organization Executive Director Edah Chimya said this is because Small holder Farmers have demonstrated to be a hope for the National Food Basket through this year’s increase in Crop Production.
Ms. Chimya stated that the organization is delighted with the results of latest Crop Foresting Survey recently announced by Minister of Agriculture Michael Katambo that Zambia’s 2020 Maize Production has increased to 3 million tonnes from 2 million tonnes last year.
“ZAW thereby calls for timely disbursement of Inputs under the Farmer Input Support Program as Small holder Farmers have demonstrated to be a hope for the National Food Basket through this increase in Crop Production,” Ms. Chimya stated.
She added that it is gratifying to note the increase in production was not only maize focused but that other crops such as Sorghum, Rice, Millet, Sunflower, Soya beans, Irish Potatoes among other is a sign that farmers are moving away from mono cropping and embracing Crop diversification.
“Zambia Alliance of Women is proud of small holder farmers especially Women for the 69 % Increase of Maize Production, 199.37% increase of Sorghum production, 81% increase of Millet production,106% increase of Irish Potato production and 190% Increase of Sweet Potato Production which will result into our Country being Food Secure,” she said.
Ms. Chimya further said the Alliance is proud of small holder farmers especially Women for the 69 % Increase of Maize Production, which will result into the Country being Food Secure.