Alhaji Musa Garba, Yobe Project Coordinator, Fadama III, said on Thursday that the Project had mapped out strategies under its Additional Funding II programme to provide farmers with skills that would enable them engage in commercial farming of valuable crops.
Garba stated this in Damaturu at a training programme organised for Local Government Extension Officers in the state.
He said the extension officers would be equipped with the skills and were expected to step down same to farmers who returned back to their traditional communities after their villages had been liberated from insurgents.
“This is to enrich the capacity of the extension officers to provide the required skills and services to the farmers to reclaim their economic lives.
“The training is intended to re-orient farmers with improved technical skills to migrate from subsistence farming to economically viable farming enterprise” the coordinator said.
Alhaji Ali Kaku, Community Development officer, said the Fadama lll programme provided Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state with food items and other essential needs to enable them live normal lives.
“The programme provided the IDPs with irrigation, farming, fishery and livestock farming inputs, in addition to food items.
“The training will also provide them (IDPs) with adequate skills to boost their capacity in farming that will result in high yields to enhance food security and economic development” Kaku said. (NAN)