The Worldwide Fund for Agricultural Growth (IFAD), on Wednesday, began the distribution of Private Protecting Tools (PPE), to guard Taraba farmers, processors and entrepreneurs.
The distribution was organized beneath IFAD’s Worth Chain Growth Programme (VCDP) in opposition to COVID-19.
Dr David Kassa, the Taraba Commissioner for Agriculture, flagged-off the distribution of the objects at a short ceremony in Jalingo.
Kassa famous that because the main goal of VCDP was learn how to increase the incomes of households and improve meals safety amongst rice and cassava farmers, processors and entrepreneurs.
“It’s crucial to guard them in opposition to the pandemic.
“The main goal of IFAD–VCDP is learn how to improve the incomes of these engaged in manufacturing, processing and advertising of rice and cassava within the eight focused native authorities areas.
“The eight councils the place the PPE are being distributed are Ardo-Kola, Bali, Donga, Gassol, Jalingo, Karim-Lamido, Takum and Wukari,’’ he stated.
In response to him, distribution is the VCDP’s approach of complementing the efforts of the state authorities in tackling the pandemic.
In his opening remarks, Mr Irimiya Musa, the State’s Programme Coordinator (SPC) urged VCDP farmers to make use of the PPEs to remain protected and work laborious to reinforce meals safety.
Musa lauded the efforts of Gov. Darius Ishaku in giving precedence to VCDP actions within the state, for the good thing about rural rice and cassava farmers.
“I need to commend Gov. Ishaku for all the time responding promptly to the wants of VCDP, when it comes to counterpart funding and different vital helps to succeed,’’ he stated.
The Information Company of Nigeria stories that the COVID-19 protocols of social distancing, hand washing, use of face masks and hand sanitisers had been strictly adhered to on the occasion.
Edited By: Folorunso Poroye/Abdulfatah Babatunde (NAN)