By CLIFF CHUUMPU? –
NEARLY 38 farming groups have benefited from the K1.6 million?disbursed under the Smallholder Agribusiness Promotion Programme?(SAPP) since its inception.
SAPP programme manager, Kwibisa Liywali said during the Annual Review?Planning and Budgeting workshop in Kabwe that SAPP disbursed K1,636,000 to support smallholder farmers and other stakeholders in the?efficient value-addition chain.
He said the programme supported commodity areas like beef, beans,?groundnuts and small livestock.
Mr Liywali said he hoped the programme would improve in the?disbursement of funds to beneficiary groups so that income levels and?production could improve.
Acting Central Province agricultural co-ordinator Patrick Longwani?called on the Ministry Of Agriculture and Livestock staff to create an?enabling environment for the SAPP to effectively implement the project?components.
The programme’s goal was to increase the income level of the rural?households involved in production, value addition and trade of?agricultural commodities. — NAIS.