FG to replicate RUFIN programme nationwide


The Federal Government has expressed its determination to replicate the Rural Institution Building Programme across the country.

Mr Appeh Auta, Senior Adviser on International Donor Partners to Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday.

Auta, however, said he was highly impressed with the successes of the seven-year pilot programme introduced in 2010 to reduce poverty in rural areas.

RUFIN is a programme sponsored by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in collaboration with the Federal Government.

The programme gives special attention to women, the physically challenged and rural youths through group formation methodology.

However, the programme was being implemented in the 12 states of Katsina, Zamfara, Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Nasarawa, Lagos, Oyo, Akwa Ibom, Edo, Anambra and Imo.

Auta said that though the pilot…

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