By Patrick Soko
The failure to ensure that the Farmer’s Input Support Program helps farmers to grow from small to medium and large scale farmers has disappointed a parliamentarian.
However, the Ministry of Agriculture says considering the challenges it faced during the 2018/2019 farming season, a number of measures have been taken in order to ensure successful implementation of the farmer input support program (FISP) during the 2019/2020 farming season.
However United Party for National Development Kembe Constituency Member of Parliament, Princess Kasune is concerned that farmers on (FISP) have remained stagnant adding that the adverse of climate change has further worsened their livelihoods.
She has therefore reminded authorities in the agriculture sector to ensure that they enhance climate change adaptation measures in view of safeguarding the plight farmers and overall national food security.