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VSF Distributes Dry Season Farming Inputs To 3,000 Farmers In Two Borno Councils

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March 04, (THEWILL) – The Victims Support Fund (VSF), has flagged off the distribution of dry season farming inputs to 3,000 farmers to boost food security in two local government areas of Borno State.

Speaking while flagging off the distribution at the weekend, Governor Babagana Zulum said agriculture has always been the backbone of our nation’s economy and it is very significant in Borno State.

Zulum was represented by the State Commissioner of Agriculture and Food Security, Hon. Bawu Musami, said that rain season farming is no longer sustainable due to the effects of climate change and informed the need for extensive irrigation farming.

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“The dry season farming support from the VSF is timely and will go a long way in providing food in the state and the nation at large.

“I therefore urge the beneficiaries to make good use of the farm inputs given to them and make their communities have enough food”, Zulum said.

He promised to continue to partner with the VSF in this directive as farming is the major occupation of the people of Borno State which informed the high priority the state government has given to agriculture, especially during the dry season. across the state with the return of peace and security.

In her remark, the Executive Director of VSF, Prof. Nana Tanko, expressed her delight with the large number of people who have returned to their host communities.

“This is the last major event to be implemented by VSF in Borno State which means so much to the VSF. It is a local government area that is adequately engaged in dry-season farming. So, we do not doubt that the items distributed will add a lot of value to the farmers.

“The intervention is part of the VSF 2023 project to support the Borno State agricultural initiative. Victims support fund has been working in the Northeast since 2014 providing succour to victims of insurgency in areas of peace building, livelihood and recovery, construction and Education.

“In this dry season intervention of VSF 3,000 farmers across the 2 Local Government Areas will benefit where Gamboru Ngala have 1,800 farmers and Isge have 1,200 farmers to benefit from the exercise

She urged the beneficiaries to make proper use of the farm’s inputs effectively to make sure that they harvest the desired food produced at the end of the season.

Prof Nana added that agricultural extension workers were also trained by the VSF in the communities to guide the benefitting farmers on the dry season farming, whereas in Gamboru Ngala, 1,800 beneficiaries received their farm inputs.

Items distributed to the farmers in each of the communities include 25 kg of rice seed, 50 kg of fertilizer, 2 litres of Insecticides, 1 litre of herbicide and 1 Knapsack sprayer.

Some of the beneficiaries expressed their joy and gratitude to VSF for providing them with dry-season farming inputs at this crucial time of economic hardship while pledging to make useful and proper use of the items to boost dry-season farming in their communities.

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I am Ladi Dapson, a general writer with thewill. I cover Borno and Yobe states respectively.

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I am Ladi Dapson, a general writer with thewill. I cover Borno and Yobe states respectively. I based Maiduguri, Borno State Capital. I can be reached via ladi4media@gmail.com. Very high and kind regards!

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