2023/24 fertiliser subsidy under scrutiny (The Nation)
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has projected that farmers should expect to pay as much as K37 000 to buy one bag of fertilizer under the Affordable Inputs Programme (AIP) in the 2023/24 farming season. The projection means the government will have to spend K238 billion on AIP to subsidize 1.7 million farming households, writes The Nation (Malawi).
IFPRI research also found, “If prices remain at today’s level, the AIP will require a total of K238 billion to procure the fertilizer needed to supply 1.75 million beneficiaries, of which K123 billion will be recuperated in the form of farmer contributions.”
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