By Tinkerbel Mwila
Small Scale Farmers’ Development Agency SAFADa- has predicted a difficult 2022/2023 farming season owing to an increase in imported farming inputs that may result from the sustained Russia/Ukraine war.
Speaking in an interview, Safada president Boyd Moobwe is of the view that prices of farming inputs that are imported and crucial to the agriculture sector may be hiked due to the disruption in shipments of products
He has disclosed that SAFADA has since opted to use other growth stimulators as an alternative to fertilizer to avert the impact that the Russia/Ukraine war may have on prices of fertilizer and subsequently the upcoming farming season.
Mr. Moobwe notes that once the cost of inputs escalates, limitations on availability will pose a real downward risk for producers on crop yields.