The FADAMA III Additional Financing (AFII) Programme has distributed farm inputs to 880 households of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and their host communities in Gombe for the 2018 cropping season.
Mr. Yakubu Mohammed, the Communication Officer of FADAMA III (AFII) Programme said in Gombe that the farm inputs include insecticides, fertilisers and improved seed varieties, among others.
He said that the farm inputs were distributed in the 11 local government areas of the state, adding that the main aim of the exercise to boost food production in the state. “We distributed the farm inputs to the IDPs because we want them to go back to the farm, in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s policy to encourage food production and reduce the people’s dependence on imported food,” he said.
Mohammed said that the programme also supported 120 IDPs who engaged in dry-season rice cultivation, adding that most of the beneficiaries had harvested their paddy.
The FADAMA III (AFII) Programme had earlier embarked on livelihood revival projects for the IDPs and their host communities across the state, while distributing food items that would sustain each household for two months.