The International Found for Agricultural Development (IFAD), has restated commitment towards enhancing more food security and income generation among rural dwellers in Sokoto State.
Alhaji Aminu Dogon-Daji, State Coordinator of IFAD made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Sokoto.
Dogon-Daji said all the projects embarked upon by IFAD under Climate Change Adaptation and Agribusiness Support Programs (CASP) were geared towards enhancing production and food security in the state.
“In line with its effort to provide support to the people especially in the rural areas, IFAD-CASP has executed multi-million naira projects that have direct impacts on rural dwellers.
“We have geared all our projects towards enhancing production and food security as well as increase the level of income among our rural communities.
“This is in order to reduce poverty and ensure the provision of basic necessary amenities to people among the communities,” he said.
The coordinator added that IFAD-CASP in Sokoto this year had distributed about 800 hands pumps to farmers and constructed 1,078 tube wells.
He added that 17 hand driven boreholes and 27 livestock water drinking points were constructed across various communities in the state.
He said that the organisation had rehabilitated 15 solar boreholes, constructed five connecting roads and donated four motorised canoes to communities of Kebbe Local Government Area of the state.
He said the N-agripreneur beneficiaries trained on various trades including grain milling, rice milling, rice parboiling, threshing and animal traction had been given material and cash supports.
He said community development associations were also given funds ranging from N3 million to N9 million, for members to execute some projects within their respective communities.