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#TrackYourMinister: IFAD, PAD to Protect Poor Rural Farmers Against COVID-19 – Major Story This Week

To track the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), AgroNigeria started the #TrackYourMinister Weekly Brief. Here is our coverage of the ministry this week.

IFAD, PAD to Protect Poor Rural Farmers Against COVID-19

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Precision Agriculture for Development (PAD) is set to empower smallholders farmers against the economic hardship induced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The intervention is part of IFAD’s Climate Change Adaptation and Agribusiness Support Programme (CASP) and the Nigeria Rural Poor Stimulus Facility (RPSF) in Nigeria.

IFAD launched the multi-donor COVID-19 Rural Poor Stimulus Facility as part of its broader COVID-19 response to improve the resilience of rural livelihoods by ensuring timely access to inputs, information, markets and liquidity.

The Nigeria RPSF was launched today, November 12th, as part of the Rural Poor Stimulus Facility CASP/PAD Inception Workshop in Abuja.

PAD, which is pioneering a new model to transform agricultural extension will deploy its mobile technology-based agricultural extension service for the project.

Under the project, PAD is set to partner the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) to deliver customized agricultural information to farmers through their mobile phones.

Read the full story here: https://agronigeria.ng/2020/11/12/ifad-pad-to-protect-poor-rural-farmers-against-covid-19/

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