FADAMA programme provides food assistance to 73,685 Borno IDPs

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The FADAMA III Additional Finance (AFII) Programme says it has provided emergency food assistance for 73,685 persons who were displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in Borno.

The FADAMA Project Coordinator, Mr Bukar Talba, said this on Wednesday in Maiduguri.

“The FADAMA III (AFII) project is expected to reach out to 6,640 households, with a population of 73,685 direct beneficiaries and over 2.2 million indirect beneficiaries in the 24 participating local government areas of the state.

“We are able to reach out to the targeted households with food assistance; each household received a 50kg. bag of rice, a 50kg. bag of maize, a 25kg. bag of beans, 10 litres of vegetable oil, food seasoning and salt,” he said.

Talba said that 3,181 households were provided with farm inputs to encourage crop production, adding that the inputs included fertilisers,…

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