Minister of Agriculture, Sam Kawale says he’s hopeful that his ministry will meet the 40 days target set by President Lazarus Chakwera to deliver Affordable Farm Inputs (AIP) Fertiliser to all the selling points across the country.
Kawale was speaking at Smallholder Farmers Fertiliser Revolving Fund of Malawi in Neno Depot when he inspected the AIP redeeming exercise progress.
He said since President Lazarus Chakwera launched the AIP programme on 20th October, 2023 at Kavidebwere Primary school ground in Kasungu, over 21,000 beneficiaries have already redeemed their fertilisers.
He said since they were given a target, his ministry is having management meetings every Monday where they discus delivery plans and will continue holding such meetings to review the progress made and to plan for the week ahead.
He added that they have managed to clean the data base of the most districts such as Balaka, Chiradzulu, Chitipa, Dowa East and west, Kasungu, Likoma Mulanje, Mwanza, Neno , Nkhata Bay Nkhotakota, Nsanje, Phalombe, Rumphi, Salima, Thyolo, Zomba, Mzimba south and Karonga where beneficiaries have started redeeming their fertilisers.
The minister said as of October 30, Malawi had over 1,800 metric tonnes of AIP fertiliser which has landed in the country and the commodity keeps on coming.
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