The Food Agricultural Organisation of United Nations, is to train 150 community-based animal health workers in Borno State.
According to FAO, the trained health workers will complement efforts of state government in protecting depleted livestock during the decade long Boko Haram insurgency.
Country representative of UN food organisation, Fred Kafeero; disclosed this while flagging off 2020/21 dry season farming at Farm Centre, Maiduguri, the state capital.
He said an efficient animal healthcare system plays a key role in building resilient livelihoods in rural areas and insurgency affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.
Adding that a total of 40 community-based animal health workers were recently trained and equipped with veterinary tool kits.