By Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in collaboration with the federal government has concluded arrangements to support community development associations to boost agricultural businesses in 17 local government areas of Sokoto State.
The Country Programme Manager of IFAD, Mr. Ben Odoemena, disclosed this during a chat with newsmen in Sokoto Wednesday.
He underscored the role of community development associations to the attainment of the objectives of the programme.
Odoemena explained that the visit to Sokoto was to conduct assessment on the level of preparations made by community development associations in respective states in the North.
He maintained that IFAD was determined to ascertain the level of preparations made so far by the community development associations before the commencement of the projects in the state.