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CRS, GIZ Train, Empower Women In Poultry Farming In Borno, Adamawa

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH(GIZ) have trained and empowered about 7,380 women in poultry farming in Mubi North and Maiha Local Government Areas of Adamawa State and Jere Local Government Area and Maiduguri Metropolitan Council of Borno State.

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH(GIZ) have trained and empowered about 7,380 women in poultry farming in Mubi North and Maiha Local Government Areas of Adamawa State and Jere Local Government Area and Maiduguri Metropolitan Council of Borno State.

The Technical Advisor, Agriculture and Livelihoods, CRS, Olawale Awoyemi, disclosed this in Abuja at the Sustainability Workshop for Adamawa and Borno Women Poultry Project, adding that the project was designed to increase the participation and address challenges confronting women in poultry farming.

With the funding support from the European Union and GIZ to the tune of about 928,892.00 Euros, the project was targeted to support 7,000 vulnerable households, particularly female-headed households

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The 18-month project was initially billed to end in August 2021, but now extended with 6 months as it would end in February 2022

Awoyemi further explained that one of the goals of the project is to create employment opportunities for women, increase their income and livelihoods.

He stated that the project is being implemented through “increasing the capacities of the targeted households in poultry production; improving their access to veterinary services within the targeted communities; expanding access to local and external markets for poultry and poultry products as well as supporting social cohesion through inclusive, conflict and gender-sensitive programming and awareness-raising.”

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Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Livestock and Aquaculture Development, Adamawa State, Dr Abdurrahman Tukur, testified that the implementation of the project has been a huge success, and that about 3,500 women have benefitted from the project in the State,

He added that the project has had multiplier effects in the State while assuring the commitment of the government to ensure its sustainability and expansion in line with the vision of the state government.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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