Over 4000 households in insurgency affected areas of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States in northeast Nigeria are to benefit from Victims Support Fund agricultural inputs support this farming season.
In a statement by the spokesperson of VSF Rotkatmwa Gofwen on Friday, the Chairman of the fund, Gen. T.Y Danjuma flagged off the Rain-Fed Farming Intervention programme in Gulak the headquarters of Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa.
Represented by Alhaji Alkasim Abdulkadir, a board member of the fund, Danjuma said the measure was to ensure that those affected by insurgency bounced back to their normal lives.
She quoted him as saying that this intervention aims to administer appropriate support to victims of insurgency and facilitate the restoration of livelihood through economic empowerment of households in north east.
According to her, the VSF Agro-based intervention provided agricultural inputs which included improved varieties of seeds, fertilizers, pesticides and sprayer.
Gofwen said the rain-fed farming programme will improve household nutrition and also engender financial independence for victims who have returned to their communities.