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Adamawa to Empower 2 Million Farmers through FG Initiative

Adamawa Government has partnered Federal Government to empower 2,000,000 farmers through National Agriculture Growth Scheme and Agric-pocket (NAGSAP) initiative of President Bola Tunibu.

Prof. David Jatau, Adamawa Commissioner for Agriculture disclose this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola on Sunday.

He said that the Tinubu’s initiative was in line with Gov. Umar Fintiri’s determination to invest in Agriculture to improve food security and employment opportunities toward improving the leaving standards of people in the state.

According to him, currently, enumerators were in the field registering farmers right from local governments, wards down to unit levels. Jatau said, the governor had already directed the 21 council chairmen to provide 300 hectares of land each, totaling 6,300 hectares.

He said, the land would be allocated to 6,300 across the state and be provided with all farm inputs including land preparation for them to cultivate. “At the end of the harvest, those who cultivate the farms will own the produce.

“The aim is to fight youth restiveness and unemployment as well as to improve food security for having available food”, he said.

According to him, in each LGA again will provide one hectare to be used as model farm for the training of 100 youth in each LGA on climate smart agriculture. “That is farm management on how to use improve seed and application of Agrochemicals and after they will be provided with incentives to go and continue in their respective communities.

“For this Gov. Fintiri hss already engaged the service of consultants and planrd to employee more extension workers for more awareness on modern farming at the grassroots” he said.

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