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VSF Flaggs-off Distribution of Farm Input to 3000 Borno farmers in Ngala, Gwoza

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By: Babagana Bukar Wakil, Maiduguri

The victims support Fund VSF has flagged off distributions of fame input targeting over three thousand (3000) farmers two local govt areas in Borno state.

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The victims support fund led by Gen. TY Danjuma rtd has flagged off the distribution of dry season farming inputs to farmers in Gamboru, Ngala local govt. and Izge in Gwoza Local government Areas respectively.

The intervention is part of the VSF 2023 project to support the Borno state agricultural initiative.

Victims support fund has been working in the Northeast since 2014 providing succur to victims of insurgency in areas of peace building, livelihood and recovery, construction and Education.

In this dry season intervention VSF is supporting 3000 farmers across the 2 local government, 1800 in Gamboru 1200 in Izge.
Each farmer is getting

* 25kg of rice seed
* 50kg of fertilizer
* 2Ltrs of Insecticides
* 1Ltr of herbicide
* 1 Knapsack sprayer
Agric extension workers have been trained by VSF in the location to guide the Farmers on the farm.

The flag off ceremony was held in Gamboru Ngala where 1800 beneficiaries received their farm inputs.
During the flag off ceremony the Executive governor of Borno state, represented by the Commissioner of Agriculture Hon. Bawu Musami said the victims support fund had always been there for the state in times of need, and today they are here again to give full support to the farmers in the state.

He also said agriculture has always been the backbone of our Nations economy and it is very significant in Borno state. He noted that rainfed farming is no more sustainable due to the effects of climate change, hence the need for an extensive irrigation farming.

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The governor said the dry season farming support by the VSF is timely and will go a long way in providing food in the state and the nation at large.

He therefore urged the beneficiaries to make good use of the farm inputs given to them and make their communities have enough food.

During her remarks, the Executive director VSF Prof. Nana Tanko representing the chairman Gen TY Danjuma, expressed delight seing that people have come back to their communities, she said this is the last major event to be implemented by VSF in Borno state so it means so much to the VSF.

Prof Nana said going round the town it is evident that it is a local government that is adequately engaged in dry season farming, so they have no doubt that the items brought will add a lot of value to the farmers.

She further urged the beneficiaries to use the inputs effectively to make sure they get the desired result at the end of the season.

The beneficiaries expressed joy and gratitude to VSF for providing them with the dry season farming inputs.


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