By Suzan Edeh
Bauchi—A project, Livelihoods and Nutrition Empowerment, LINE, is to spend $14,839,265 (N6.7 billion) to uplift the living standards of poor, rural farming families in Bauchi State.
The project, which is jointly funded at 90 and 10 percent by Global Affairs Canada and Oxfam, respectively, was aimed at raising the living standards of 10,000 families through agriculture value chain.
Giving an overview of the LINE project at a five days workshop for Beneficiary Identification and Registration Training Agenda, which began in Bauchi yesterday, the OXFAM Associate Country Director, Evelyn Mere, said the organisation was committed to uplifting the poor, especially women affected more by poverty.
She said the LINE project will strengthen the socio-economic wellbeing of the rural poor in many ways, as OXFAM was working in many areas including gender issues, economic inequalities and other salient issues affecting the weak and vulnerable.
On his part, the LINE Project Coordinator, Austine Terngu, noted that the project is being carried out in selected local government areas and selected families across Bauchi State.