Monday, April 22, 2024

Kwara Govt. Empowers Farmers with Farm Inputs

In order to improve food security, the Kwara state government has again supported 2,019 indigent farmers in the state with agricultural input in the third phase of the Kwara Fadama NG-CARES intervention program.

In order to improve food security, the Kwara state government has again supported 2,019 indigent farmers in the state with agricultural input in the third phase of the Kwara Fadama NG-CARES intervention program.
The state governor, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, while flagging off the third disbursement exercise, stated that interventions are tailored towards easing hardship in the country, noting that such interventions will go a long way towards reducing hunger and poverty.
Items received by farmers at the ceremony included knapsack sprayers with PPE (personal protective equipment), fish smoking kilns, rain gun sprinklers, water pumping machines with accessories for fish farmers, poultry feeders and drinkers, small ruminants, maize shellers, and soybean threshers.

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The governor, who was represented by the Chairman, State Fadama Technical Committee, and Permanent Secretary, Kwara State Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Ishiaq Olayinka Oloruko-Oba, said the items given will be monitored to ensure that they are judiciously used.
The State Project Coordinator, Kwara Fadama CARES, Engineer Dr. Busari Toyin Isiaka, pointed out on his own that the project is premised on the objectives of the COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus with the support of the Governor, which ensure free distribution of the agricultural inputs and assets.

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He highlighted that there had been two phases of disbursement by Kwara Fadama CARES, adding that Governor AbdulRazaq has supported 16,600 indigent farmers through Kwara Fadama CARES so far, assuring farmers of more interventions.
“With the support of His Excellency, we are giving 2,019 farmers succor today. In the first disbursement in the year 2022, 6,561 farmers benefited from both input and asset distribution, while, as a sequel, 8,020 beneficiaries emerged in the second phase.” Isiaka said

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