As part of its commitment aimed at advancing the agricultural sector in Nigeria, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, through its Climate Adaptation and Agribusiness Support Program IFAD-CASP has allocated cash and animal traction to five farmers in Sokoto.
At the presentation of the items to the beneficiaries, Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural resources, Alhaji Sani Shuni, commended IFAD for boosting agriculture and alleviating the level of poverty among the people.
“This gesture is one of the cardinal tools of every good administration, as it enhances agriculture and food security among the society.” He said
On his part, the State Program Coordinator, Alhaji Aminu Dogon-Daji, noted that the move was in line with IFAD thirst to conquer poverty in the country.
According to him, “IFAD deemed it necessary to come up with the modalities that will help to curtail the situation under N-Agripreneurs programme.
“The selected beneficiaries were also given N70,000 each for the take-off and will only pay back 50 per cent of the amount given as it is in IFAD-CASP N-Agripreneurs,” he added
While assuring the sustainability of such programmes in the state, Dogon-Daji stressed that IFAD was committed to reviving the agricultural sector.