THE Department of Agriculture's extension service division will distribute seeds and sweet potato cuttings to farmers this week.
Director Extension Services, Uraia Waibuta said the distribution of seeds and sweet potato cuttings would continue this week in the North, East, West and Central divisions.
"Extension officers would then distribute the vegetable seeds and kumala cuttings to the most affected farms in the respective divisions as part of our immediate response plan," he said.
The amount of seeds to be distributed for each commodity are French bean — 998.8 kilograms, Long bean — 720 kilograms, cucumber — 15.8 kilograms, watermelon — 64.8 kilograms, okra — 15.9 kilograms, eggplant — 19.4 kilograms, Chinese cabbage — 569.8 kilograms and tomatoes — 10.8 kilograms.
"These seedlings will be distributed evenly among the farmers and we hope that the farmers will utilise the assistance that will reach them shortly," said Mr Waibuta.
He said farmers should have carried out land preparation works on their farms.
"Once farmers receive their seeds and kumala cuttings, we advise them to start with their planting program," he said.