5 million Nigerian farmers to get USAID support – Tribune

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At least five million farmers in Nigeria will receive assistance from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to increase their farming business.

Dr. Osagi Aimiwou, the leader of the “Basing the Future of Agrarian Policy in Nigeria” group, became aware of this during a meeting with stakeholders at the National Agency for Agricultural Research and Licking Services (NAERLS) in Zariya, Kaduna.

Aiumiuwu noted that the program began in Nigeria three years ago, covering seven states and is being extended to other states where insurgents ousted farm communities in order to increase the productivity of farmers through the use of modern technology.

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He further said that over the years, the meeting reviewed past project activities and set a benchmark for the next two years.

Aiumuwu notified non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the country about the accountability of the government in developing and implementing policies aimed at ensuring security and improving the situation of farmers.

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