Mzimba South Civil Society Organisations Network (Mzisonet) says Farm Input Subsidy Programme (FISP) met a lot of challenges in the 2016/2017 growing season and this will contribute to poor crop production in some households in the district.
Rice is considered one of the key strategic crops in the country with a massive potential to be promoted primarily as an import substitute, but also as an export crop.
As an export crop, rice has the potential to generate the much-needed revenue in the country.
The Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET) says it is satisfied with the report presented by the Joint Committee of Parliament which went to Zambia to probe the maize gate scandal.
CISANET sponsored the committee’s trip to Zambia saying it wanted the truth about the procurement of maize from Zambia known.