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Agriculture Ministry urges farmers on additional assistance

June 15, 2018 7:26 pm

The Agriculture Ministry is urging farmers to take advantage of their other intervention programs with the Farms CARE assistance now wrapped up.

Acting Deputy Secretary for Agriculture Development Jone Sovalawa says while around $24.3 million has been used to assist over 55 thousand farmers affected by April’s natural disasters, some recipients have complained.

“The funds are too small or it is less than what they initially expect but is to be expected because we cannot please everybody so but we still encourage them to continue to contact with our people in our various stations because there is a lot that government can still offer.”

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Sovalawa says Farms CARE was rolled out from the first of May with the M-PAISA cards to expire at the end of July.

He notes that under the CARE program, 38,905 farmers benefited in the Western Division, 3,876 in the North and around 10,442 in the Central Division.

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