28 C
April 17, 2024

FG Empowers Smallholder Farmers in Abuja

In a bid to enhance agricultural productivity and achieve food security, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (FMAFS), in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning, has embarked on an empowerment programme targeting vulnerable smallholder farmers in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

During a recent training and empowerment session for verified farmers at the Agricultural Development Programme (ADP) in Gwagwalada, Abuja, Mr. Temitope Fadeshemi, represented by Mr. Michael Brooks, Director of the Department of Agricultural Extension Services, said that the National Poverty Reduction with Growth Strategy (NPRGS), in collaboration with the Federal Department of Agricultural Extension Service (FDAE), has carefully selected about 250 farmers for participation. 

He said, “The farmers are not just the backbone of the agricultural sector and heartbeat but also the heartbeat of national prosperity, hence are placed on the front burner under the President Tinubu-led Renewed Hope Agenda.”

 “Through initiatives like training and empowerment programs, we are sowing the seeds of positive change, ensuring that smallholder farmers have the knowledge, resources, and support needed to thrive in an ever-evolving agricultural landscape.

“As we equip these farmers with the tools to enhance productivity, improve resilience, and embrace sustainable practices, we are laying the foundation for a more resilient and prosperous agricultural sector,” he added.

Related posts

Experts Say Nigeria Needs 3m Tonnes of Palm Oil Annually


UK to Support Vulnerable Countries Tackling Climate Change


Nigeria Secures $134 million From AfDB to Boost Local Food Production