The beginning of the 2017/2018 farming season witnessed a shortage of key farming inputs mostly fertilizers and seed on the formal market which greatly affected production for small-scale farmers. The shortage of farming inputs resulted in a steep increase in prices on the few available inputs. Key input manufacturing companies bemoaned a lack of foreign currency to procure the manufacturing chemicals and ingredients as the major setback. As a network, ZiLAN wrote a letter to the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Dr John Mangudya, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands and Rural Resettlement   requesting the authorities to allocate more foreign currency input manufacturers. As a result of this push, the final week of 2017 saw the RBZ releasing more foreign exchange to manufacturers of agricultural inputs as requested by ZiLAN. It is hoped that with adequate rains, this move will enable small-scale farmers to obtain higher yields which guarantee food security.