Rural Agricultural Development: LAPO Supports Farmers With
N3.1Bn In Q1 Of 2023
A Non-Governmental Organization, Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) improved rural agricultural development and the livelihood of rural farmers with a disbursement of
N3.1 billion in the First Quarter of 2023.
In a statement, the Executive Director, Dr Honestus Ayobami Obadiora said the funds were disbursed between January and March 2023 to 209,315 farmers across 303 branches nationwide through the LAPO Agricultural and Rural Development Initiative (LARDI).
Dr Obadiora explained that LAPO addresses challenges limiting farmers’ productivity and income such as the non-availability of inputs for improved farm yield and limited access to finance, adding that the organization is also engaged in the capacity development of rural farmers and business owners through on-farm demonstration, workshop and training programmes.He stated that LAPO was strongly committed to the mandate of improving rural agricultural development, food security and the general living conditions of rural dwellers, particularly women-headed households and youths through flexible and affordable financial services. Read more on nigerianobservernews.com, tribuneonlineng.com, citizenscompassngr.com