The Kaduna State, Commercial Agricultural Development Projects (CADP) has disbursed 811.6 million Naira to 3,401 farmers’ groups to finance their agribusinesses.
Communication Officer of the CADP, Aliyu Saidu, explained that 2,960 male and 441 female farmers received the amount in commodity and farm inputs under the CADP Commodity Interest Groups (CIG) programme.
Farmers are expected to use the farm inputs to enhance their value-chain in maize, fruits and diary production in the state.
The CADP is a World Bank assisted programme, implemented in five pilot states of the federation.
The programme began in 2010 with 150 million US dollar funding from the World Bank with seven years implementation timeline.