243 Farmers in Plateau Benefit from FG Training, Inputs
By George George Idowu
In a concerted effort to boost agricultural productivity and alleviate poverty, the federal government has provided training and essential farm inputs to 243 farmers in Plateau State.
The distribution, which includes liquid fertilizers, Knapsack sprayers, seeds, agrochemicals, fish, and poultry feeds, aims to strengthen food security and enhance economic stability in the region.
Temitope Fadashemi, the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (FMAFS), emphasized the government’s commitment to empowering smallholder farmers and promoting sustainable agricultural practices.
Executed under the National Poverty Reduction with Growth Strategy (NPRGS), this initiative underscores a dedicated approach to improving rural livelihoods and building agricultural resilience.
Samson Bugama, the Plateau State Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, stressed the importance for beneficiaries to capitalize on government interventions to maximize agricultural output and ensure food sufficiency.
This distribution represents a significant opportunity for farmers to contribute to national poverty alleviation efforts and safeguard food sovereignty.
Ishaku Jelamsem, the Programme Manager of the Plateau Agricultural Development Programme (PADP), pledged technical support and rigorous monitoring to ensure the effective utilization of the distributed inputs.
In response, beneficiaries expressed sincere gratitude to the federal government for its intervention, recognizing the pivotal role of such initiatives in promoting agricultural prosperity and resilience.