The United Nations Development Programme, UNDP in partnership with the Nasarawa state government have distributed 550 bag of fertilizer, 250 litres of assorted chemicals, 150 litres of assorted insecticides to the conflict affected farmers in Nasarawa state.
Also distributed are 1.5tones of rice seed, 1.5 tones of maize seed, 400 knapsacks sprayers to cushion the effect of the conflicts that ravaged the state.
The desk Officer of UNDP in Nasarawa state, Ibrahim Aliyu said at the distribution of the farm inputs that 400 conflict affected farmers benefiting from the from the items were drawn from crises ravaged communities where farm land were affected.
The empowerment is aimed at developing the capacity of the affected farmers to recover from the shocks and devastation arising from communal, herders and farmers conflicts in the affected communities.
Speaking while addressing the beneficiaries, the Special Adviser to the Governor Abdullahi Sule on NGOs and Development Partners, Hajiya Munira Abdullahi said the distribution of the farms inputs was aimed at increasing agricultural activities which is one of the core mandate of governor Abdullahi Sule administration on food sufficiency.
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