The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) has distributed farm inputs to over 2,000 farmers in Nasarawa state to enable them establish the Home Garden Initiative.
The GAIN senior programme manager, supply chains for commercialisation, Mr, Godwin Ehiabhi, disclosed this during the flag off of the inputs on Wednesday, in Lafia.
He stated that the initiative was centered on training households in the establishment and maintenance of home gardens, improved access to quality planting materials promotion and consumption of vegetables for the home gardens.
“This initiative, launched as a crucial part of the Workforce Nutrition Component within the Strengthening Nutrition in Priority Staples Project (SNiPS), is designed to provide support to farming households, farmers, farm workers and processors in the rice and maize value chains.
“This will improve knowledge and technologies on good agronomic practices for home gardens, improve nutrition education of households on the need to consume nutritious foods grown in their home garden.
He said the farm inputs include: organic liquid fertiliser, tomatoes seeds, amaranthus, orange-fleshed, sweet potatoes (OFSP) vines, and branded watering cans to a total of over 2,000 households across the four targeted local government areas Awe, Doma, Kokona and Lafia.