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2018 Wet Season: FAO To Assist One Million Farmers In North-East

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The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said that part of its goals in the 2018 rainy season was to help over one million people in the north-east to cultivate and harvest between six to eight months quantity of food.
FAO Nigeria’s representative, Mr Suffyan Koroma, disclosed this at the launch of the organisation’s rainy season programme in Maiduguri recently.
Koroma stated that the programme would be beneficial to over 149, 730 households and would help them get better output from farming and agriculture in general.
“In the 2018 rainy season, FAO and its partners have targeted about 149, 730 farming households for crucial distributions of seed and fertiliser in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States. In total, FAO estimates that more than one million people in these states will have enough food to last between six and eight months with the inputs provided, given normal seasonal conditions,’’ Koroma said
The FAO representative stressed that the organisation was currently utilising a kit system comprising crop seed varieties useful and effective for the agro-ecological zones of the north-east.



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