USAID’s project targets 5m farmers

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Feed the Future The Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, run by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), targets five million farmers, said group leader Dr. Osagi Aimiwu.

He said this at a meeting with project stakeholders at the National Agency for Agricultural Research and Communications (NAERLS) in Zariya, Kaduna.

The project covers the cities of Ebony, Benue, Kaduna, Kebbi, Niger, Delta and Cross River.

Aimiuwu said that the project began in Nigeria three years ago to increase the productivity of farmers through the use of modern technology.

He said that the meeting was aimed at verifying the influence of stakeholders on the achievement of project objectives.

The team leader added that the meeting will review project activities over the coming years and prepare an implementation plan for the next two years.

He called on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to hold the government accountable for formulating and implementing policies to change the lives of farmers for the better.

The team leader reported that the project was distributed to Adamava, Gombe, Yuba and Borno, where insurgents affected farm communities.

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