VICTIMS SUPPORT FUND DISTRIBUTES LIVESTOCK TO 4000 FARMERS IN THE NORTHEAST
In continuation of the execution of its 2018 agro support projects in the Northeast, Victims Support Fund (VSF) on the 23rd October 2018 began the distribution of livestock targeting 4000 affected households in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (BAY) States. The project is designed to assure food security and livelihood.
In order to ensure maximum productivity, all of the livestock have been examined and duly inoculated to prevent breakout of any diseases and to ensure compliance with specifications. The specific breed of livestock chosen for this project is the Borno Brown Goat. Each household will receive three (3) females and one (1) male and a cash sum of N20,000 each to enable them provide initial feeding for the livestock and support their families in the interim.
This intervention targets 4000 households across 5 communities in Konduga, Borno, 3 communities in Mubi North Adamawa and 5 communities in Tarmuwa Yobe States. VSF is collaborating with the State’s FADAMA III project, Ministry of Agriculture Resources and Ministry of Fisheries and Animal Resources to ensure the provision of routine veterinary services to the benefitting households for the period of one year. This will increase productivity and ensure the health of the livestock. It is projected that within one year of implementation, each household would have recorded an increase of 12 goats as the breed is reputed for producing 2 kids every 6 months.