happy childrenPOST DISTRIBUTION OBSERVATIONS FROM THE RAINY SEASON AGRICULTURAL INPUTS DISTRIBUTED TO CRISIS AFFECTED POPULATION IN NORTH EAST NIGERIA, AS IMPLEMENTED BY CISCOPE IN JUNE 2017, SHOWS THAT FARMERS HAVE STARTED HARVESTING THEIR CROPS AMIDTS JOY AND GRATITUDE

The rainy season has come and it is going, giving way for the dry season, and farmers in the north-east have begun to record their gains and count their blessings.

To ensure proper compliance and, after distribution, implementing partners usually go round the communities where seedlings were distributed to undergo post distribution monitoring to see how the farmers and their crops are faring, believe me it’s been a galore of happiness all through, as farmers could not withhold their feelings. As observed by the monitoring team, donors and other partners, the crops were doing very well and the farmers are the better for it. They were filled with thanks to all those that made it possible for them to have such harvest. One major thing that the farmers were grateful for was the fact that the seedlings were delivered on time, and they were able to plant within the timeframe of the rainy season in other to achieve maximum harvest.

lainde womanMrs Raqiya Gambo, whose photograph appears to the right,  an IDP in lainde community in Girei LGA of Adamawa state, revealed to the observation team, that she is so thankful for such an intervention ,speaking in hausa, she said that the assistance came directly to her, without her having to lobby for the items or pay anybody at all. she said that this has helped to assuage the pains that the insurgency brought with it. The women were preffered to recieve vegetable seeds while the men were mostly given maize, while everyone got fertilizer.

Khalid Modibbo, whose photograph appears below, from mallam madugu, a host community, was so impressed with the seeds he recieved, he confessed that the crops were doing excellently well, he stated that in all his years of farming , he has never recieved any fertilizer as good as the one distributed under this scheme, he was full of thanks to FAO and her implementing partners. He was of the opinion that with this intervention, the threat of hunger and starvation that was starring them in the face have been halted, and that they are sure of a bountiful harvest this season. Like other farmers, he was thankful that the seeds were distributed at the proper time.

happy farmerThough this intervention have gone a long way in lifting the hopes of farmers and IDPs that were reached, a lot more communities are yet to be reached, be they IDPs, returnees or even host communities. However, with increased funding, more communities will be reached and many more lives would be transformed. Thanks. Ekene Maduka. (CISCOPE Program Assistant)

 

 

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