Governor Dauda Lawal of zamfara state has flagged off the Nigeria Coronavirus (COVID-19) Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (N-CARES) programme with the distributions of farm inputs and agricultural assets to farmers.
The Program which flag-off of the Fadama III project was held at State Ministry of Agriculture Gusau, targeting beneficiaries from 14 local government areas of the state.
Governor Dauda Lawal said that, over 700 power tillers and seeds for rice and maize will be distributed to 19,000 farmers across the 14 local government areas of the state.
He added that, his administration is determined to revamp the agricultural sector by providing adequate support to farmers to enable them to produce for food and commercial purposes.
The Governor also reiterated his administration’s commitment to providing social interventions for less privileged and vulnerable individuals in Zamfara State.
He said on the Fadama III programme, 100,000 farmers will be empowered with the necessary equipment and seeds over the next four years. Coming shortly after the signing of the 2024 Rescue budget.
According to him, the COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus Programme is a multi-sectoral programme centred around three critical areas and is designed to address specific challenges and harness opportunities on towards a robust post-pandemic recovery.
Furthermore, Governor Lawal said the Zamfara State government will provide essential input support and services, construct and rehabilitate access roads, and allocate assets for production and mitigating food loss and waste.
The items distributed include fertilisers, herbicides, insecticides, improved seeds, and seed dressing chemicals adding that for the upcoming dry season, they have allocated 33,000 bags of fertiliser – comprising 22,000 bags of NPK and 11,000 bags of Urea.
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