RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

The Rural Development Programme (RUDEP) is one of the cardinal programmes of the Justice, Development and Peace Makers’ Centre (JDPMC), Osogbo. The programme was established in the year 1995 to promote sustainable agriculture and social development of the marginalized and disadvantaged farmers in all rural communities of Osun state. Through consistent agricultural extension and support services and development works, the programme has assisted at least 2500 farmers in 89 rural communities in 15 Local Government Areas of Osun state, and 35 communities of herders in 19 LGAs, aside from the numerous radio listeners across the 30 LGAs that have benefited immensely from our weekly sensitization programme and one-on-one advisory services, thereby complementing government efforts in the area of Agriculture and Rural Development without any form of discrimination. This has immensely aided sustainable food production and improved the livelihood of rural dwellers.