FMARD PACE AFJP Programme Recruitment 2020- In efforts to reduce the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Nigerian farmers, the Federal Government of Nigeria has launched a one-year agriculture-focused intervention scheme through the Agriculture for Food and Job Plan (AFJP), aimed at increasing food production and creating jobs.
The joint venture between the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), state governments, as well as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and private sector through; out-grower schemes, and farmers across the country, is aimed at boosting locally grown food supply, while simultaneously creating employment opportunities in the agricultural sector.
This will be achieved via investment in the sector through the provision of zero-interest input financing options such as fertilizers and seeds to farmers across the 36 states in Nigeria and the F.C.T., to produce a harvest that can sell domestically and internationally.
The priority crops and livestock targeted for the local market include;
- Palm kernel,
- White sesame seeds,
- Hides and skin,
- Horns and hoofs are targeted for the export market.
AFJP Programme Recruitment 2020
Disclosing the new move on Tuesday at Abuja by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Agriculture, Andrew Kwasari, during the launch of AFJP programme, said the project would, among others;
- increase agricultural productivity,
- Create job opportunities in the sector,
- Strengthen Nigeria’s food supply chain,
- Help the economy recover speedily.
He disclosed that the programme would be run for 12 months with an aggregate of about two million hectares of land to produce 10 million metric tonnes of carbohydrate, animal protein, and edible oil containing foods.
This would be implemented in partnership with the N-Power Scheme – a part of the Federal Government’s Social Intervention Programme.
He added that trained enumerators from the 2020 FAMRD Npower Agro Registration have been sent out to different locations to identify farmers and their farms to ensure proper targeting of beneficiaries.
After completion of the farmer’s identification and registration phase, farmers under the evidence-based database would be able to access input financing facilities to carry on their 2020 wet season farming.
They will also have a guaranteed market in the form of assigned off-takers.
The programme also aims to improve yield per hectare and to enhance land productivity through good agronomic practices, extension and quality inputs.
The project would be implemented under the purview of the Departments of Extension Services Farm Input Supply Services.
Hurry now and begin your registration on the FMARD portal or Npower registration portal to be part of this Federal Government AFJP Programme Recruitment 2020.
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