The North East Development Commission is to distribute hybrid seeds and farm inputs to household farmers in Borno.
The inputs to be distributed include 1,500 bags each of fertilizers, rice seeds; fungicides and 465 cartons of herbicides to reduce farmers post-harvest losses.
While launching the distribution on Monday in Maiduguri, the Managing Director of the commission, Mohammed Alkali disclosed that agriculture has the potential of creating more wealth and job opportunities to unemployed youths.
According to him, the commission shall commence the implementation of an integrated agricultural programme in 2021 farming season.
He said that farm machineries and other agricultural equipment are being provided to boost capacities of smallholder farmers in the state.
Other farm inputs to be distributed include 250 sachets of Chile pepper seeds to increase farm yields.