EMERGENCY Agricultural Intervention Programme has begun distribution of farm input to 6,573 farmers affected by flood disaster in Yobe.
Abdulkadir Ibrahim, NEMA’s principal Information officer in Northeast spoke yesterday in Damaturu, the state capital.
Ibrahim said the exercise was under the ‘Federal Government Emergency Agricultural Intervention Fund’ for farmers affected by the 2020 flood disaster in Yobe, in collaboration with the state and other stakeholders.
About 6,573 farmers in 11 local governments are expected to benefit from this distribution, which includes pumping machines, seeds, pesticides, herbicides and fertiliser, he said.
Also speaking, Miss Wagami Lydia, head of NEMA in Yobe Agricultural Intervention said the distribution would boost food security.