14 April 2021 By Chris Nyamtu
Over 2500 rice and cassava farmers from five local government areas of Nasarawa State are currently benefitting from the federal government Value Chain Intervention Programme.
The state Coordinator, Value Chain Development Programme, Dr Eunice Adigidzi stated this at the launch of the Value Chain Development Programme in Wamba Local Government Area of the state.
Dr. Eunice Adigidzi described the prompt counterpart payment of 176 million Naira by the state government as a gate opener for more projects by the federal government and IFAD to improve the livelihood of small scale farmers in the state.
At the launch of the programme in the state, Governor Abdullahi Sule gave assurance of providing adequate interventions to raise the bar in food production and economic growth in the state.
He stated that the inclusion of Nasarawa State in the Value Chain Development Programme by the federal government would enhance productivity of food crops and access to markets especially for cassava and rice.
Implementation of Value Chain Development Programme in Nasarawa State began in five local government areas of Doma, Lafia,Karu, Nasarawa and Wamba.
Highpoint of the event was inauguration of market stalls and store in Wamba Central Market and a solar power bore hole by Governor Abdullahi Sule.