Over 1,178 dry-season farmers from 13 local government areas in Jigawa State, who were affected by flood last year, are to benefit from IFAD/CASP programme for job creation and food self-sufficiency.
The support includes the supply of agricultural inputs to farmers affected by flood and COVID-19 to improve their dry-season farming.
This was disclosed by the Agricultural Development Officer of IFAD, Yahya Buba, while distributing fertiliser and insecticides to 90 beneficiaries of Kafin Hausa Local Government Area in Jigawa State.
He called on the farmers to make good use of the palliatives to achieve the objectives and commended the state government for usual support towards the success of the programme.
In his remarks, the Special Assistant to Governor Badaru on Community Inclusion, Alhaji Hamza Mohammed, affirmed the state government’s commitment towards improved agriculture in Jigawa State in line with the Federal Government policy for people’s benefits.