Bauchi State Government has approved over 2000 hectares of land for Small Holder Farming in the state as part of its efforts to ensure maximum food security in the state. The land according to Governor Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir spreads across the three senatorial zones of the state.
Bauchi State in partnership with the African Union Development Agency and New Partnership for African Development (AUDA-NEPAD) is implementing a project worth over N10bn aimed at achieving food security in the state.
Governor Bala who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government Barrister Ibrahim Mohammed Kashim said AUDA-NEPAD Project was in tandem with his administration’s agricultural blueprint and assured to initiate more ideas that would bring about a positive development for people in the state.
AUDA-NEPAD Bauchi Focal Person, Dr Esther Ahmed said the primary objective of the programme eradicate poverty, promote sustainable growth and development, integrate Africa and the world economy as well as accelerate women empowerment.
She explained that the over N4bn ten-year programme was targeting 5,400 beneficiaries across the state and has earmarked 53% for males, 46% for females and 10% for Persons with Disabilities.