Firm to empower 1m young farmers by 2030 | Dailytrust

Firm to empower 1m young farmers by 2030

Heifer International, an organisation investing to reduce poverty and hunger around the world, is empowering Nigerian youth farmers to contribute to food security, reduce hunger and poverty.

The 77-year organisation with a presence in 21 countries including the USA which recently entered into the Nigerian market said its focus is on young farmers who hitherto didn’t see agriculture as a business to play in.

Speaking at the side event titled “Youth and technology: the future of Nigeria’s agriculture” at the just concluded 27th Nigerian Economic Summit, Mr Rufus Idris, Country Director for Heifer Nigeria, said “Heifer International is a global development organisation on a mission to end hunger and poverty in a sustainable way, through working with farmers, their communities and market system actors to identify and invest in business opportunities that deliver sustainable living incomes, inclusive and resilient economies.”

He noted that as part of its ambitious target to help an additional 10 million households close the living income gap by 2030, Heifer International has now extended its footprint to Nigeria, and today marks our soft launch of Heifer Nigeria.

Mr Idris explained that, “With Heifer’s programmes in 11 African countries, Nigeria is very pivotal to ending hunger and poverty in Africa.

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