IMPROVEMENTS IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE E-VOUCHER FISP SIGNIFICANT, PMRC

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IMPROVEMENTS IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE E-VOUCHER FISP SIGNIFICANT, PMRC

PMRC

 

By Golden Yalenga

 

The Policy Monitoring Research Centre has observed some improvements in the Zambia Integrated Agricultural Management Information System Platform performance used in the administration of the Electronic Voucher Farmers Input Supply Program.

 

 

ZIAMIS platform has previously been characterized with systems crashes, stakeholders’ competence limitations in the use of the code system and slow processing time which led to fifty-four districts reverted to the old traditional direct supply of inputs.

 

 

PMRC Executive Director Bernadette Zulu says interventions by the Ministry of Agriculture has significantly led to enhanced beneficiary targeting with over 900,000 farmers making the k400 contributions by December 2018 after being given authority to deposit.

 

 

Meanwhile Mrs Zulu has noted a number of challenges that need urgent attention in as much as over 850,000 farmers had redeemed inputs by the end of 2018 through the direct supply of inputs and e-voucher.

 

 

She adds that among such challenges includes late payments to suppliers under the ‘direct supply of inputs FISP mode’ who in some instances opted to withhold input stocks.

 

 

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