The Network of Civil Society Organizations Borno State, NECSOB in partnership with Food and Agricultural Organization of The United Nations (FAO) has organized a one day Validation Workshop on Rapid Need Assessment of Agricultural Based Livelihood Activities in LGAs of Borno State for criticisms and observations.
The Chairman of CSO, Borno State Chapter, Ambassador Ahmed Shehu noted that the assessment of the rapid need of the rural was a very crucial and important issue to be assessed towards empowering the rural actors especially, the farmers and strategize for the comfort and convenience of the returnee IDPs across the state.
Speaking at the opening ceremony,y held at the Banquet Hall of Borno State Hotels, GRA Maiduguri Friday, the Chairman said FAO entered into understanding with the Network of Borno Sate Civil Society Organizations with a view to make proper findings of the agric rural needs of the rural people for subsequent support ad assistance for FAO and other collaborating partners.
He urged every participant to avail him or herself of the findings and make meaningful contributions and observations for the purpose of reliability and viability of the final reports or findings of the project.
The Representative of the FAO Country Representative, MrJona Makino said FAO has been i n Borno sate since 2016 and in Nigeria 40 years ago supporting or intervening in four areas of seeds, seedlings, fertilizer, cash support, livestock and farming tools among others to rural farmers and IDPs since 2016.