A total of 447 households received farming inputs under the Food Security Pact during the 2018-2019 farming season.

Kalabo District Social Welfare Officer Chris Sililo said K101, 700 was released and spent on the programme.

Mr. Sililo said there was high demand for the programme as evidenced from the number of beneficiaries which had increased from 300 households during the 2017-2018 farming season.

This was contained in a presentation on the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) pillar on “Reducing poverty and vulnerability” and delivered during the first quarter District Development Coordinating Committee (DDCC) meeting held in Kalabo Council Chamber.

Meanwhile, Kalabo District Community Development Officer Simasiku Simasiku said each household received 10 kilograms of maize seed, 10 kilograms of groundnuts, 100 kilograms D-Compound and 100 kilograms Urea fertilizer.

Mr. Simasiku however said the programme recorded 85 percent crop damage due to drought.

Food Security Pack is a social safety net programme which target vulnerable but viable small scale farmers to improve productivity, food security and poverty reduction.

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