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Some farmers in Maiduguri have expressed optimism of recording bumper harvests in the 2017 cropping season. They also commended the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) for supporting displaced farmers to return to their farms. LSU Tigers Jerseys The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that thousands of displaced farmers supported by FAO cultivated their farmlands in Maiduguri and other liberated communities. air presto uomo

FAO in collaboration with implementing partners distributed seeds and fertilisers to more than one million farmers this cropping season in the North East. Ray Ban Goedkoop A cross section of the farmers told NAN in Maiduguri and Jere Local Government Areas that they were happy and were anticipating bumper harvest this season. cheap adidas uk for sale Mr Markus Bitrus, a farmer, said he was anticipating bumper harvest this year in view of the support from FAO and favourable weather condition. Bitrus said that he cultivated millet, groundnut, sesame seed and vegetables in his farms at Dubai-Maisumari area of Maiduguri. He added that he received seeds and fertiliser from FAO, which enabled him to cultivate his farms without difficulties. “I am happy and hope to get bountiful harvest. Fjallraven Kanken Kids I returned to the farm after it was abandoned for many years due to the insurgency. “My village is deserted and I got bored staying idle. Adidas Yeezy 350 Homme FAO and its partners supported and distributed seeds and fertilisers to us. Yadier Molina Authentic Jersey nike air max 2016 grijs “The gesture was to enable us to feed our families and engage in productive activities,” Bitrus said. Ms Alheri Ishiaya, a maize grower, said that she planted maize, millet and vegetables with the support from FAO. Chandler Jones Alheri, a mother of nine, said she worked on the farm together with her children. chaussure new balance femme 2016 “I also got the land with the support of a humanitarian organisation. I am happy and doing well,” Alheri said. Air Jordan 2 (II) Another farmer, Mrs Hansatu Dodo, said that she cultivated vegetables on her farm, noting that she no longer go to the market to buy vegetables anymore. Nike Sneakers Dodo added that she engaged her children to manage the farm, adding that the plants are doing well and hoping to get high yields at harvest. Another farmer, Malam Modu Audu, said that he was preparing to harvest his crops at a farm in Maiduguri in few weeks to come. Kansas State Wildcats Also, Mr Emmanuel Osomeka, the Country Director, Social Welfare Network, a client of the FAO, said the organisation had supported 5,000 displaced farmers in Gwoza, Maiduguri and Jere Local Government Areas of the state. buy bns gold Osomeka disclosed that farmers were provided with improved seeds and fertilisers, while extension workers were deployed to assist and train them on fertiliser application as well as modern farming techniques. He explained that 65 per cent of the beneficiaries were women, 25 per cent youths and 10 per cent male. “We accorded priority to women, youths and the vulnerable. Kopen Nike Air Max 2017 Goedkoop The programme is designed to address food security challenges and provide sustainable means of livelihoods to displaced farmers. ULTRA BOOST

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