The Nitrogen Chemical of Zambia has so far produced 17 thousand metric tons of D compound fertilizer for the 2021/2022 farming season.
Speaking in an interview in Kafue yesterday, NCZ Chief Executive Officer, William Mwale said 10 thousand metric tons of D compound is meant for the Farmer input support programme (FSP) while 7 thousand metric tons is destined to the open market.
Mr Mwale stated that NCZ will distribute D compound fertilizer to four districts in Lusaka province which is Lusaka, Chilanga, Chongwe and Kafue.
“The company has a target of producing 23 thousand metric tons of fertilizer before the end of this year, Mr Mwale said.
And Kafue Area Member of parliament Mirriam Chonya has urged NCZ to ensure farmers get the fertilizer before the onset of the rain season.
She said distribution of farming inputs during the rainy season becomes a challenge as most roads become impassable.