Ijebu-Ode, 27 October, 2021 / 3:05 pm (ACI Africa).
At least 40 farmers in Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Ijebu-Ode have been equipped with better skills in animal and crop production at the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) run St. Joseph’s Farm in Sagamu.
The empowerment of the farmers who largely comprise young men and women has been enabled by a donation from the U.S. development arm of the SDB. Salesian Missions.
“Forty farmers received training in better methods of crop production to help improve production and revenue. A piggery and fishery were also constructed with this funding,” Salesian Missions leadership says in a report shared with ACI Africa Wednesday, October 27.
Officials of the SDB entity add that the training, which was provided to girls, poor women and unemployed youth in the locality has helped these beneficiaries “develop skills to manage their farms for increased productivity, self-employment and sustainability.”
The Nigerian region has high rates of underemployment, unemployment and formal education, the Salesian officials say.