Review: Edo Fadama project created 3000 jobs in 2019 — Coordinator




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By Nefishetu Yakubu

Benin – The Edo Coordinator of Fadama 111 , Mr Edward lzevbigie, on Monday, said the Fadama 111 additional financing created 3000 direct and indirect jobs the 2019.

Izevbigie told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) an interview Benin that the creation of the jobs was made possible by the government the payment of the counterpart funds for the 2019.

He said “the Fadama 111 additional financing started in 2018 while the main objective of the is increase the income of , poverty and create employment.

“It is important note that the achievements of the project has positively touched the lives of its beneficiaries by supporting the rice value chain in the .

“The project is being implemented in 15 Local Government Areas with six components such as capacity building, advisory services and input support and small scale community owned among others,” he said.

Izevbigie explained that the project had succeeded in empowering 554 in the area of rice production where the state has a comparative advantage

He noted that inputs such as seeds fertiliser, herbicides and insecticides, water pump, water hose and wheelbarrows among others were distributed in the state.

The project also empowered 280 farmers to cultivate 280 hectares of rice in Iguoriajhi in Ovia and Iguomo/Aideyanba in Ovia North East council areas.

Following the achievements recorded in 2019, he said that the state government has just released the counterpart funds for 2020.

He, however, disclosed that more than 500 farmers had been profiled under the state government sustainable agricultural for dry season farming.

(NAN)