On December 17, 2023, a Facebook page going by the name “Agriculture Zambia” shared a post alleging that, in collaboration with IFAD, UN, FAO, and the World Bank, the Ministry of Agriculture had launched a program to empower small-scale and large-scale farmers. The post claimed the programme offered financial aid in the form of grants, anticipating significant benefits for farmers. The post gained traction with 1.5k likes with 19 comments expressing gratitude for the perceived positive news. It also had 446 shares, including a share on the “Zambian Maize Farmers and Traders” page. The announcement encouraged interested parties to apply through the provided link: https://shorturl.at/xGPX4. The application process involved completing a Google document with two sections: “Farming/Agri-Business Details” and a “Farming Financial Support Section,” which required specifying the amount of financial aid requested.