The Nigerian Government, in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), has donated farm inputs and equipment to One Hundred and Seven farmers in Nasarawa state.
The donation which was done through its Value Chain Development Programme is aimed at cushioning the effects of the flooding which ravaged most parts of the the state and washed away farm lands.
The 2022 flood disaster came with its attendant effect especially on farmers in rural communities.
In Nasarawa State, most farmers were displaced from their homes and lost crops and properties worth millions of naira to the disaster.
To cushion the effect of this disaster, the state government, National Emergency Management Agency, other organizations and public spirited individuals have been making several donations.
This time, the Federal Government is flagging off the Flood Recovery Strategy Support Grant, to assist 107 farmers affected by the disaster with farm inputs.
It is collaborating with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) through the Value Chain Development Programme.
Inputs such as 4,240kg bags of rice seeds, 636 bags of fertilisers, 212 litres of selective and non-selective herbicides and 40 water-pumps were donated to the farmers.
The Nasarawa State Government, is plaedef at this gesture which compliments its efforts to ameliorate the plight of farmers in the state.
The government also wants farmers to use the inputs judiciously.
The beneficiaries are convinced that this will go along way in bringing succor to them.
Only farmers from benefiting communities in Lafia, Doma, Wamba, Nasarawa and Karu, are recipients of the grant.