By Golden Yalenga
Indaba Agriculture Policy Research Institute, Research Associate Auckland Kuteya has pointed out that the implementation of the Farmers Input Support Program, E-voucher requires more efforts if it is to be more impactful and serve its purpose.
Speaking during the revision of the 2018/2019 farmers input support program in Lusaka, Kuteya indicated that the e-voucher program has better results than the direct input supply enhance the need to improve its performance in readiness for 2019/2020 farming season.
Government reverted 40 percent of one million beneficiaries of the electronic voucher to the direct input supply during the 2018/2019 farming season.
And Oxfam Zambia country director Dailes Judge has highlighted that the direct input supply system was 40 percent of the farmers have been put has various disadvantages which include limited participation from the private sector.