The E-voucher system will be replicated in other parts of the country because it has proved to be a success, Agriculture deputy minister Maxas Ngonga has said.
Speaking in an interview, Mr Ngonga said his recent tour of districts where the E-voucher was being piloted revealed that the programme was a success.
He said after touring some of the areas which included Kalomo, Zimba, Pemba, Monze and Mazabuka among others, Government was confident of considering spreading the programme to other parts of the country.
Mr Ngonga said the positive response from farmers especially women was encouraging.
“I was in Kalomo, Zimba, Pemba, Monze and Mazabuka. There is a very positive acceptance of the system in all the districts it has been tried; these were confirmed by both farmers and agro dealers, especially women,” he said.
The deputy minister said the E-voucher programme was a very important Government programme which must be promoted and expanded.
He said it was Government policy to spread all developmental programmes to all parts of the country including agricultural programmes which benefited farmers.
He said Government believed that farmers were very important to any country as they produced food not only for their countries but also for the region.
Mr Ngonga said it was therefore Government policy to support farmers all over Zambia and promote all developmental programmes.