AUN, GIZ Launch ‘Building Resilience Through Sustainable Agriculture’
On Wednesday, AUN and Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) launched “Building Resilience Through Sustainable Agriculture” in Mubi.
The project, fully funded by the European Union and German Cooperation, is to be implemented by AUN and GIZ.
It is targeted at farmers, mostly returnees/IDPs, agricultural extension workers, farmers’ associations, and input suppliers to be selected from across Mubi North, Mubi South, and Maiha LGAs. They are to be trained in modern ways of farming, as well as given free farm inputs such as improved seed, fertilizers, and pesticides.
The objective of the project is to strengthen the Adamawa Agricultural Extension System, improve the farming knowledge and skills of targeted beneficiaries and improve the agricultural value chain.
The Project Administrator, Mrs. Grace Garnvwa, during her presentation, said the project is primarily meant for IDPs and returnees “to be able to recover from the insurgency through farming as a source of livelihood.”
Stephen Garba, the youth representative of Mubi North and farmer by occupation, expressed his appreciation for the project.
Another representative, Titus Yaya, mentioned how great this project had helped them. “The old farming methods do not exist again. We have been taught modern ways of planting, harvesting, storage, and how to sell our products.”
The project which is expected to last 18 months is among the AUN Northeast humanitarian responses aimed at reducing the effects of the insurgency on the region.
Reported by Olawale Faniyi