- June 29, 2021
- Posted by: adminer
- Category: Agriculture
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is to support 65,800 households in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states with agricultural inputs for 2021 rainy season intervention.
The FAO Country Representative in Nigeria and to ECOWAS, Mr Fred Kafeero, made this known on Monday in Maiduguri in his speech at the launching of 2021 Rainy Season Intervention in North East.
Kafeero who was represented by Head of FAO North East sub-office, Alhassan Cisse, said 40,000 households to benefit from the support are from Borno State.
“This year, with the support of our generous donors, we are reaching 65,800 households in the three states, 40,000 of whom are in Borno state.
“These farmers will receive wet blended fertilizer and a variety of seeds of crops including vegetables, cereals, and pulses to enable them to engage in agricultural production.
“In a context where the food insecurity is a still big concern, we are convinced that this rainy season intervention will contribute to food availability for the beneficiary households and by extension, their communities,” Kafeero said.
He added that, through the FAO farmer field school approach, the beneficiaries of the intervention would have access to community-based and hands-on extension services which would teach them good agronomic practices to maximize the inputs for optimal yields..