The Plateau state Government is to partner with the African Development bank to promote potato value program. State Commissioner for Agricultural and Natural Resources Lynda Barau disclosed this when she received an independent performance evaluation team from the African Development Bank in her office.
The evaluation team lead by Mr.L. Abubakar is in the state to evaluate the impact of FADAMA 2 projects in communities and also assess whether it meet its target, checking the sustainability of the project.
Receiving the team in her office, Lynda Barau expressed satisfaction with the team’s report on FADAMA 2 project in the state years after it execution. Barau said with the success story of the project, government will not hesitate to partner with the African Development Bank’s plan to roll out another program in the potato and other crop value programs. Leader of the delegation and African Development Bank Evaluation representative, Mallam Abubakar thanked FADAMA 2 coordinator’s office for executing a people oriented project.
FADAMA 2 coordinator, Thaddeus Yelwa said the project was a success because of their collaboration with stake holders. Jos South Local Government Managing Committee Chairman Augustine Pwakim and his Riyom Local Government counterpart, represented by the Local Government secretary promised to partner with FADAMA 2 and the African Development Bank for better service delivery to the people.
In Rahoss FADAMA 2 community association, the FCA Chairman Badung Tinja said the innovation by FADAMA 2 to capture the community is commendable but needs help as the area is difficult for the drilling of boreholes. While his counterpart at Kuru FCA of Jos south Local Government Gyang Dangana was full of praises to the African Development Bank and FADAMA 2. The team also evaluate boreholes and a post harvest facility.