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FAO to distribute 2,000 bulls, create jobs in Borno State

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The Representative of Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) in Nigeria, Koroma Suffyan has said that the livestock restocking campaigns is an agricultural support programme to assist 100,000 vulnerable farmers in Borno.

The implementation of the European Union Trust Fund (EUTF) funded programme had commenced last year to 2020 in Northeast.

In a statement released yesterday in Maiduguri, Koroma said through the bulls and other livestock, vulnerable youths would be at the helms of livestock restorations to create and earn more jobs and incomes.

He added that in Borno State, conflict-affected youths are being supported for employment and income generation through the EUTF agriculture support programme, disclosing that 2, 000 bulls will be distributed by 2020. He said the beneficiaries would also be supported with cash to meet their daily needs while they fatten the animals, sating that the cash transfers could prevent the premature sales of distributed bulls.

He said the programme would revive pastoral livelihoods and job creation to enhance income generation, recalling that before the crisis, livestock production was a significant contributor to the agriculture sector in the northeast.


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