CISLAC partners Nasarawa to boost food production
Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has organised a consultative forum to address gaps in agricultural extension service towards improving livelihoods of smallholder farmers.
In his opening remarks at the forum organised by CISLAC, in collaboration with Nasarawa State Ministry of Agriculture, yesterday, in Lafia, the Programme Manager, Environment and Conservation of Nature, CISLAC, Chinedu Bassey, said CISLAC, with support from Oxfam, “is committed to supporting programmes that help to reduce poverty, inequality and improve livelihoods of citizens.”
According to Bassey, Nasarawa and Bauchi are the two states chosen to benefit from CISLAC’s support in the area of agriculture because of their agricultural endowment.
“Agriculture is one of the sectors that can generate job opportunities for people at the grassroots, particularly for women and youths.
“CISLAC is in the state to support agricultural activities that will reduce poverty and inequality in reflection of its core mandate,” he said.