Authorities in the agriculture sector on the Copperbelt have started conducting snap-checks in agro-shops in order to ascertain the quality of seed and fertilizer being sold.

Provincial Agriculture Coordinator OBVIOUS KABINDA has told ZNBC News that the recent case in which fake fertilizer was being manufactured and supplied to farmers is worrying.

Dr. KABINDA said the development is likely to put farmers who are not on FISP in a vulnerable position.

And Dr. KABINDA has revealed that Copperbelt province has received most of the D-compound Fertilizer under FISP.

Meanwhile, National Union for Small Scale Farmers Association of Zambia Executive Director EBONY LOLOZHI has called for a vigorous campaign to educate farmers on how to detect fake inputs on the market.

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