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Farmers in Itezhi-Tezhi district forced to plant alternative crops due to late delivery of inputs 

The delay in delivering farming inputs to farmers under the Farmer Input Support Program -FISP- on time has forced most farmers in Itezhi-Tezhi district in southern province to plant alternative crops such as soya beans.

The farmers have told Phoenix News that they are disappointed with the delay in the delivery of farming inputs which only arrived last week when most farmers had already planted other crops.

They have complained that at the stage where the maize has reached, the basal dressing fertilizer cannot be applied and wondered why it was even delivered in the first place.

They are concerned that the late delivery of farming inputs in the 2022/23 farming season will affect the district as hunger as well as low yields are expected and have appealed to government to ensure distribution of farming inputs for the next farming season is done as early as August to avoid such situations.

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