More than 20 Agro-Dealers and supporting staff have been trained in Mbala district in the implementation of the electronic- voucher system for 2017-2018 farming season.
The aim of the training was to equip Agro-Dealers with knowledge and skills to meet the farmers’ needs.
The dealers have been advised to be honest and fair to the farmers as they fix the price for agricultural inputs.
In the meantime, The Ministry of Agriculture is yet to flag off the distribution of farming inputs, Minister in Charge DORA SILIYA had promised that the process will start on 15th October, 2017.
A total of 1.8 billion kwacha was allocated to the e-voucher farmer input support program and the system is expected over 1 million beneficiaries.