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Nov. 22, 2021

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DMA prepares to buy local produce

DMA prepares to buy local produce

Dried Pinto Beans

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  • Farmers urged to deliver their products to FMU on mentioned dates
  • Initiative follows the Lesotho Vulnerability Assessment Committee findings which recommended local purchase of maize and beans

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IN a bid to create market opportunities as well as end hunger among the vulnerable communities, the Disaster Management Authority (DMA) will start buying maize and beans from farmers based in Leribe and Berea between November 24 and 26.

Mahlape Koali, the DMA Public Relations Officer said the authority will extend the sale of the two products to other districts from November 29 to December 1.
The DMA she said will purchase from one bag of 50kg without any limit, adding that the farmers will get their payments two weeks after delivering the products.

Ms Koali urged farmers who have bank accounts to bring along their bank confirmations during delivery, saying those who do not own such accounts will be given dates on which to collect their payments.

She therefore advised farmers to deliver their commodities to the Food Management Unit (FMU) warehouses on the above mentioned dates.
 

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The initiative follows the Lesotho Vulnerability Assessment Committee findings which recommended local purchase of maize and beans.
The commodities are meant to be distributed to targeted vulnerable population and this activity is intended to create market opportunities for local farmers who have surplus from their own produce and promote agricultural products. LeNA

 

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