Oxfam’s Livelihoods and Nutritional Empowerment (LINE), an NGO, says it has trained over 12,000 rural households on livestock and crop value chain in Bauchi State.
Mrs Zulai Abdulmalik, Gender Nutrition Focal Person of the programme, made this known at a media message development workshop, on Tuesday in Bauchi.
Abdulmalik said the project has increased output in selected livestock and crop value chain for over 12,000 farming households.
“The organisation also provide an enabling agricultural business environment aimed at the improvment of nutritional intake of women and children in the targeted vulnerable farming households.
“Eighty five per cent of the beneficiaries of the programme are rural women in Bauchi State, and with the intervention of the LINE project, about 73 per cent of women are now involved in agriculture.
“The project helps to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers and pastoralists by increasing their access to critical resources and building their capacity to work with government and private sector.
“To enhance food and nutrition security, it also helps small entrepreneurs especially young people and women, to grow, become more financially sustainable and have a greater social impact,” she said.
According to her, the project is being implemented in collaboration with partners in six local government areas of the state.
She listed the participating councils to include Gamawa, Shira, Darazo, Ningi, Alkaleri and Tafawa Balewa.
The project, she said, is being implemented with support of the Global Affairs Canada (GAC) aimed at poverty reduction targeting 10,000 vulnerable households in rural communities of the state.
She said that more than 12,000 households had so far benefitted from the project expected to wind off by March 2022. (NAN)