The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has disbursed N180 million to 36 farming communities in Jigawa, the Commissoner for Agriculture in the state, Alhaji Rabiu Isa, said.

The commissioner said that the programme was designed to fast-track the implementation of the IFAD-CBARDP in the state.

Isa said that the beneficiaries were selected from the nine participating local government areas of the state.

He said that the amount was provided to enable the communities execute projects of their choice in line with the programme’s objective.

“The main objective of IFAD-CBARDP is to promote the adoption of a community-based approach in addressing the lingering problems poverty, land degradation and low agricultural output within the nine participating local government areas, thereby leading to improvement in the livelihoods and upgrading the living standard of the rural poor with special consideration on women and other vulnerable groups.

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