Sell maize to FRA, farmers urged

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PETER MALASHA writes

LUANO farmers have been implored to sell their Food Reserve Agency FRA to promote food security in the country.

In an interview, Luano District Agriculture Committee chairperson, Buster Chaponda, said farmers should not attempt to sell maize to bogus dealers.

Mr Chaponda said small scale farmers get inputs under Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP) which in which Government invested a lot of money as subsidy.

He noted that in an event of disaster and natural calamities such as floods breaking out, the same maize from FRA would be given as relief food to affected communities.

Mr Chaponda said it was only fair that farmers sell their maize to FRA for the country to be food secure.

“The motive behind is that farmers are given inputs under FISP. It is only fair for them to sell some maize to FRA for national food security,” Mr Chaponda said.

Mr. Chaponda said money was readily available in banks for the transaction for farmers who sell maize to FRA.

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