Skeletons tumble as ISPAAD goes under audit

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Countrywide audits of the Integrated Support Programme for Arable Agricultural Development (ISPAAD) programme are reportedly uncovering loopholes and practices through which millions of pula are disappearing annually.

By most estimates government spends upwards of P600 million each year on ISPAAD, the main agricultural inputs programme introduced in 2008 to support communal farmers.

Each season, the programme provides farmers with various inputs such as seeds, tillage services, fertilisers, herbicides and others in the interests of increasing grain production and promoting food security at household and national levels.

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