Over 200 Plateau Farmers Receive Training, Inputs From FG To Boost Output, Address Food Security

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– More than 200 farmers in Plateau state received training and farm inputs from the federal government to boost production and address food security.
– As part of a poverty reduction initiative, farmers received resources like fertilisers, seeds, and technical assistance to enhance productivity and adopt sustainable practices.

The federal government of Nigeria distributed farm inputs and trained 243 farmers in Plateau state as part of its efforts to boost agricultural production and ensure food security.

The initiative, executed under the National Poverty Reduction with Growth Strategy (NPRGS), aims to equip smallholder farmers with the tools and knowledge needed to enhance productivity and adopt sustainable practices.

Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Temitope Fadashemi, highlighted the program’s commitment to uplifting farmers’ lives and fostering a more resilient agricultural sector.

Additionally, Plateau Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Samson Bugama, urged beneficiaries to utilise the resources effectively and contribute to national poverty reduction.

The program provided liquid fertilisers, knapsack sprayers, seeds, agrochemicals, and fish and poultry feeds. It also included technical assistance and farm monitoring. This intervention aims to address food security concerns while paving the way for a more prosperous agricultural sector in Plateau State.

Joseph Akahome
Joseph Akahome
Joseph O Akahome (OJ) is a writer, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Literature from the University of Benin. He is an avid agriculturist, with a bias for poultry and an insatiable appetite for chicken wings. When he is neither reading nor researching, he likes to spend recreational time playing board games, or swimming in serene forested lakes.

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