Nasarawa State Government has donated 800 hectares of land to the United Nations for African Development Programme, UNDP to engage communities in Southern Senatorial Zone of the state who were affected by farmers herders clashes in food production.
Special Adviser to the Nasarawa State Governor on Non Governmental Organizations and Development Partners, Mrs Munirat Abdullahi stated this in Giza village of Keana local government area of the state.
At the handing over of the parcels of land to the implementing partners, Mrs Munirat Abdullahi said over 800 farmers have been selected and were undergoing training in modern method of animal and crop production for the commencement of the project.
She stated that the farm lands were acquired from four different villages in Awe and Keana local government areas of the state as part of Governor Sule Abdullahi’s effort in post conflict programmes through good production and peace building for economic prosperity.
Speaking on behalf of the Agro Allied implementing partners, Mr Onye John said three states from the North Central Geopolitical Zone of the country including Nasarawa were chosen for the UNDP funded project to mitigate the impact of farmer herders clashes.