Empower women to boost food security — Tallen
By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Thursday, empowered 7, 500 smallholder women farmers in North Central geopolitical zone as part of measures to cushion effects of the Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic that left women farmers in limbo.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammad Nanono, handed over the inputs for onward distribution to the beneficiaries, which run into millions of Naira.
The rollout of the agric input palliative and distribution to the women farmers and processors was made by the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello.
Nanono said: “We are here today to roll out the distribution of agricultural inputs of about 7, 500 smallholder women farmers from North Central States and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
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