By G9ija

PROACT, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), based in Kebbi, has empowered 15,000 farmers to boost production of rice and sorghum in the state.

Mr Olumide Ojo, the PROACT Project Coordinator, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Daura on Wednesday.

He said that the farmers were assisted to enhance food security and encourage self reliance among the beneficiaries.

According to Ojo, 15,000 households had been registered in the programme in Kebbi state and 15,700 metric tonnes of paddy rice and 6,115 tonnes of sorghum had been produced in Jega and Danko/Wasagu Local Government Areas.

The coordinator said that the harvest was during the 2017 and 2018 wet and dry season farming.

He said the NGO was in Daura on an assessment visit of an EU-Oxfam sponsored programme – Improving the Fuel Wood Balance (FUWOBA), with a view to identify possible areas of improvement of their activities.

Ojo said that the organisation was committed to increasing its coverage by expanding the scope of its activities.