Dry Season Farming to Take Off in North East
The Food Agricultural Organisation (FAO) flags off the 2019 dry season farming to restore livelihoods of 35, 000 small-scale households today in Northeast.
The flag off slated today at Farm Centre, Maiduguri; targets
small-scale holders, whose productive assets, were destroyed in the decade long insurgency in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.
In FAO’s media advisory released Friday to journalists in Maiduguri,disclosed that farmers are to be given lifelines to gradually rebuild and restore their livelihoods through crop support, livestock restocking and aquaculture.
According to statement, household farmers are to be provided with inputs for food production and protect their livelihoods.
“The activity will reach about 35 000 smallholder farmers in northeast Nigeria with seeds of vegetables and high market value crops,” said the statement.
It added that Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state, be represented by Commissioners of Agriculture and Natural Resources; Reconstruction, Resettlement and Rehabilitation (RRR) and other development partners in region.