Agricultural production reduces rural poverty in Adamawa – Official

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Mrs. Felicia Nzomisaki, Permanent Secretary, Adamawa Ministry of Agriculture said that the increase in agricultural production has reduced poverty in the state’s rural communities.

Nzomisaki made the observation in Yola during the ongoing distribution of agricultural inputs under the National Food Security Council-Emergency Agricultural Intervention in Conflict.

The permanent secretary noted that the Nigerian government’s giant strides on agriculture had significantly reduced poverty and increased income of the state’s rural dwellers.

She noted that the intervention would bring succour to the rural farmers, improve their agricultural productivity and assist them to return to their normal life.

‘‘I call upon the beneficiaries, especially victims of flood disasters and farmer-herders clashes, not to sell these important inputs.

The government’s intervention is meant to build your resilience, therefore, laying the ground for long-term recovery, inclusiveness and sustainable growth,’’ Nzomisaki said.