FLOODING: Delta Govt. Opens Register For Affected Farmers
The Delta State Government on Tuesday announced that it has opened a register for farmers whose farms were washed away by the recent flooding.
Mr Austin Oghoro, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, made the announcement to commemorate the World Food Day in Asaba.
He said that the Delta Government was working with relevant Federal Government agencies on ways to assist farmers who were adversely affected by flood.
He noted that the collaboration was aimed at stamping out hunger by the year 2030, adding that new agriculture programmes would be introduced to support farmers in the next budget year.
He explained that in spite of the impact of extreme weather conditions and other adverse phenomena like tsunami, earthquake, hurricane and flood, the world could achieve zero hunger through collaborative efforts with respect to adaptation and sustainable farming methods.
He said: “Our efforts at achieving zero hunger had not been without some challenges, the most daunting one — flooding.
“A good number of farmers suffered huge losses this year due to flood and in some cases, loss of lives was involved.
“Arrangements have been made to capture the details of all farm losses at the various Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps and Area Offices of the Ministry of Agriculture in the affected local government areas.
“We implore farmers affected by the flood to go and register,” Oghoro said.
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