Group supports farmers in Kebbi on Sorghum production


PROACT, a Non-Governmental Organization based in Kebbi has empowered 15,000 farmers to boost production of rice and sorghum in the state.Mr. Olumide Ojo, the PROACT Project Coordinator said in Daura on Wednesday.

He said that the farmers were assisted to enhance food security and encourage self reliance among the beneficiaries.

According to Ojo, 15,000 households have been registered for the programme in Kebbi state. 15,700 metric tonnes of paddy rice and 6,115 tonnes of sorghum were produced in Jega and Danko/Wasagu Local Government Areas.

The coordinator said that the harvest was during the 2017 and 2018 wet and dry season farming.

He also said the NGO is in Daura on an assessment visit of an EU-Oxfam sponsored programme: Improving the Fuel Wood Balance (FUWOBA), with a view to identify possible areas of improvement of their activities.

Ojo said that the organization is committed to increasing its coverage by expanding the scope of its activities.

PROACT programme is an EU and Oxfam project in Nigeria, which is aimed at boosting food security.