The Food and Agricultural Organisation FAO says it has provided quality seed and fertiliser to over six hundred thousand Households in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa states to help people in security ravaged communities restore their means of livelihood.
The Head of office North East, Food and Agricultural Organisation Mr Alhassan Sise stated this when he paid courtesy visit to Governor Mai Mala Buni at the Government House, Damaturu.
The Food and Agricultural Organisation FAO is an agency of the United Nations with special focus on agriculture.
The North East office of FAO was established in 2016 to support the restoration of agricultural activities in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa states devastated by insurgency for over a decade.
According to the North East Head of office of the Food and Agricultural Organisation Mr Alhassan Sise, about three hundred thousand households have also been provided with seed and fertiliser for dry season farming while two hundred youth have been trained on aquaculture in addition to the distribution livestock including goat, ram, poultry and animal feeds to over forty thousand households across the three states.
Mr Alhassan Sise also said they have vaccinated over four hundred thousand animals and trained one hundred and fifty animal health workers to boost livestock production.
He announced plan by FAO to establish stove fabrication centres in the North East under its climate change intervention to provide fuel efficiency stoves with a view to reduce environmental pollution. In his response,
The Yobe state Governor Mai Mala Bani represented by his deputy Idi Barde Gubana noted that Yobe was an agrirarian state where between eighty to ninety percent of its population rely on farming as their source of income.
Governor Buni pointed out that the intervention by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) would help in reducing redundancy especially among youth who have became easy target for recruitment by bad elements.
The governor further assured of his administration’s resolve to partner with well meaning partners and organisations for rapid development of Yobe state,