50,000 farmers benefit from Fadama programme in Kwara – Coordinator

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The Fadama III Project has empowered more than 50,000 farmers in Kwara State, the Project’s Coordinator in the state, Mr Yusuf Agbabiaka, said.

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Agbabiaka told newsmen in Ilorin on Tuesday that about 1, 228 Fadama user groups had been  registered under the project in the state.

He said the beneficiaries had benefited from various agricultural support facilities at subsidised rate, including assorted agricultural inputs.

”They (Fadama user groups) have benefited so much in terms of access to fertiliser, agro chemicals, improved seeds, agric equipment and implements, among others.

“We provided these at subsidised rate of 50 per cent. The beneficiaries pay 50 per cent of the total cost while the project contributed the remaining 50 per cent

“The rural farmers and the poorest of the poor in Kwara State have received tremendous help from the Fadama Development Project in Kwara State,” Agbabiaka said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that about N100 million was spent in the first phase of Fadama III project in the state.

NAN also learnt about N84 million was spent in the second phase of the project, including the state government’s N48 million counterpart funding.  (NAN)

Babatunde Akinsola
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Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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