LAPO Supports Rural Farmers With N1.5bn

Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO) improved the food security and production capacity of 61,188 rural farmers with a disbursement of N1,467,805,000 between January and June, 2016.

The Executive Director, Sabina Idowu-Osehobo expressed delight that the beneficiaries who are mostly engaged in subsistence farming have now expanded their farmlands with improved income for family upkeep and savings for the future.

She said LAPO addresses challenges limiting farmers’ productivity and income such as non-availability of inputs for improved farm yield and limited access to finance, adding that the organization places emphasis on the general living conditions of poor rural households, particularly women-headed households and youth.

The beneficiaries expressed gratitude to LAPO for not only supporting them with the soft loans but also providing them exposure training and retraining programmes.