FAO flags off support for 26,750 vulnerable Borno households, IDP returnees  

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state Monday in Dusuman, Jere local government area, officially flagged off  the distribution of crop production inputs for the 2024 rainy season for  26, 750 farmers in the North-east.

The distribution is being done with support from the Food and Agricultural Organisation  (FAO) of the United Nations.

Represented by the deputy governor,  Umar Usman Kadafur, who is on acting capacity, also stated that government would continue to solicit the cooperation of international organisations, especially international partners and non-governmental bodies.

 He assured that government will continue to collaborate  with development  partners with a view to improving the well-being and livelihood of  people while appreciating FAO and   stating that government will  continue to improve on the well-being and livelihood of people.

The governor stated that it is a collaborative effort between the Borno state government and the FAO to help people, especially those recently relocated back to their ancestral homes to restart a meaningful livelihood and improve productive capabilities and general well-being.

 He said the inputs being distributed include assorted improved seeds of cereals, legumes, maize and vegetables as well as bags of wet-blended NPK fertilizer in which the distribution centers  targeted subsistence and small-scale farmers numbering about 26,750 in Adamawa, Yobe and Taraba states.

Half of the beneficiaries are from Borno state.

“The Borno state government is indeed aware of the strategic role played by the FAO, particularly in assisting victims of the insurgency in our collective efforts to bring about viable and sustainable peace and security in the state,” he said.