The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) said it has commenced the process of reviving its 300 hectares of farmland in Gombe State.
NALDA is also targeting to engage 400 youth under its National Young farmers scheme in collaboration with Federal College of Horticulture Dadin, Kowa, Gombe State which donated 100 hectares to the Authority as part of its partnership move. Prince Paul Ikonne, the Executive secretary of NALDA, who visited the facility recently for on-the-spot assessment, said the youth would be empowered to engage in the dry season farming.
Also, during his visit to the College, Ikonne said the authority would be collaborating with the institution to create youth employment and boost food security across the country. He said the 300 hectares of land which is NALDA’s abandoned farm estate would be reactivated as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari while the 100 hectares donations from the college for partnership would be used for the dry season farming, which would engage overall more than 400 youths.
He said all facilities left to decay in the farm would be revived and put into use to achieve food security and create wealth. Nigerian Tribune