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Plateau taps large scale farming to resettle displaced persons

Plateau taps large scale farming to resettle displaced persons

Plateau state government has launched a large-scale mechanised farming project to support displaced communities.

The project, covering 6,000 hectares of land aims to provide livelihoods for displaced persons and boost food production.

The intervention is focused on maize, potatoes, and rice cultivation.

Ishaku Bugama, commissioner for Agriculture and natural resources, while flagging off the project in Mangu local government area on behalf of the state government stated, “Today marks the beginning of a comprehensive engagement in the field.”

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Bugama assured that the government will not allow the wastage of investment in the communities.

Susan Bentu, Managing Director of the state-owned Agricultural Services Training Center and Marketing Limited (ASTC & M) emphasized that the four-week program will cover three zones, benefiting various communities.

Bentu noted, “Our vision is to empower farmers, contribute to food security, and economic stability.”

BusinessDay gathered that the outcome of the intervention last year was successful, with communities calling for more.