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WOFAN Cultivates Empowerment: Bridging Opportunities for Inclusion in Bauchi State

Amidst the celebrations of international women’s day, Malam Akilu Ishaq Abdulkarim, the program manager of the Bauchi State Agricultural Development Program (BSADP), urged persons living with disabilities in Bauchi State to embrace farming as a means of livelihood. Speaking at an event to commemorate International Women’s Day, organized by the Women Farmers Advancement Network (WOFAN)…

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2024 IWD: Group unveils mobility aid in FCT communities

Following the need to strengthen the extension service system in Nigeria, stakeholders including Commissioners of Agriculture, Permanent Secretaries in State Ministries of Agriculture and some key Heads of government agencies on Wednesday met on the updated Draft Agricultural Extension Service Delivery Revitalization Bill. According to the stakeholders at the Women Farmers Advancement Network (WOFAN-ICON) Project,…

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2024 IWD: WOFAN & Partners Launch Portable Ambulance to Promote Inclusive Access to Healthcare in rural farming FCT communities

Following the need to strengthen the extension service system in Nigeria, stakeholders including Commissioners of Agriculture, Permanent Secretaries in State Ministries of Agriculture and some key Heads of government agencies on Wednesday met on the updated Draft Agricultural Extension Service Delivery Revitalization Bill. According to the stakeholders at the Women Farmers Advancement Network (WOFAN-ICON) Project,…

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2024 IWD: WOFAN, Partners Launch Ambulance To Promote Inclusive Access To Healthcare In Rural Farming FCT Communities

Women in Gwarimpa Village and environs in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) could not contain their joy on Thursday as they celebrated the 2024 International Women’s Day (IWD) with the launch of an innovative portable ambulance to promote inclusive access to healthcare in underserved communities by WOFAN-ICON2 Project and some of the organization’s partners. SOLACEBASE reports that the portable ambulance,…

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IWD: WOFAN Supports FCT Rural Women With Medical Facilities

The Women Farmers Advancement Network (WOFAN-ICON) has provided Lab-ulance, a novel healthcare solution for Gwarimpa village’s farming community in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The project is supported by MasterCard Foundation and in collaboration with Benson Colman and Associate Limited as gesture in celebration of International Women’s Day. The ‘Lab-ulance,’ a tricycle equipped with medical…

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State Government, Stakeholders Validate Agric Extension Service Bill

Some agricultural stakeholders on Wednesday validated the Draft Agricultural Extension Service Delivery Revitalisation Bill to strengthen the extension service system in the country. The stakeholders made their inputs at a one-day Technical and Consultation Workshop in Abuja. The participants at the workshop include State Commissioners for Agriculture, Permanent Secretaries in State Ministries of Agriculture and…

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Food security: State govts, stakeholders meet to expedite action on agric extension bill

Following the need to strengthen the extension service system in Nigeria, stakeholders including Commissioners of Agriculture, Permanent Secretaries in State Ministries of Agriculture and some key Heads of government agencies on Wednesday met on the updated Draft Agricultural Extension Service Delivery Revitalization Bill. According to the stakeholders at the Women Farmers Advancement Network (WOFAN-ICON) Project,…

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2024 International Women’s Day: WOFAN, Partners launch portable ambulance to promote inclusive access to Healthcare in rural farming FCT communities

Women in Gwarimpa Village and environs in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) could not contain their joy today as they celebrated the 2024 International Women’s Day (IWD) with the launch of an innovative portable ambulance to promote inclusive access to healthcare in underserved communities by WOFAN-ICON2 Project and some of the organization’s partners. The portable ambulance, known as Labulance is an ambulance on three wheels (tricycle) which also…

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Stakeholders commit to food security in Nigeria with agricultural extension service delivery bill

Women Farmers Advancement Network (WOFAN) ICON2 and stakeholders in the legal and agricultural sectors have convened a multi-stakeholder meeting on Revised Draft Agricultural Extension Service Delivery Revitalisation Bill for a fruitful technical discussion and deliberations to move the Draft Agricultural Extension Service Delivery Revitalization Bill from policies into a workable Bill. The one-day multi stakeholder…

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Stakeholders push for Agric Extension Delivery Bill

Stakeholders in the agricultural sector have intensified efforts towards pushing for an Agricultural Extension Service Delivery Revitalisation Bill. Speaking at the multi-stakeholder meeting on Revised Draft Agricultural Extension Service Delivery Revitalisation Bill, Executive Director of Women Farmers Advancement Network (WOFAN) ICON2 Project, Hajiya Salamatu Garba, noted that the bill is expected to identify areas that Nigeria can…

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Senate, House of Reps Committees on Agriculture welcome agricultural extension services bill

The Chairman, House Committee on Agricultural Services, Honourable Bello Kaoje and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Production Services and Rural Development, Senator Saliu Mustapha, have commended the Women Farmers Advancement Network and Country Representatives (WOFAN-ICON2 Project) for the proposed agricultural extension services delivery revitalisation bill and contribution to the development of agriculture in…

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Senate C’mtee Pledges Speedy Agricultural Extension Services Bill Passage

Sen. Saliu Mustapha, Chairman, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Production Services and Rural Development, has assured of the speedy passage of agricultural extension services delivery revitalisation bill. Mustapha gave the assurance at a one-day technical session on the draft agricultural extension service delivery revitalisation bill organised by Women Farmers Advancement Network and country representatives (WOFAN-ICON2) project…

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Senate Pledges Speedy Passage Of Agric Extension Bill

Chairman, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Production Services and Rural Development, Saliu Mustapha has assured of the speedy passage of Agricultural Extension Services Delivery Revitalisation Bill. Mustapha gave the assurance at technical session on the draft of the bill organised by Women Farmers Advancement Network and country representatives (WOFAN-ICON2) project in Abuja. The bill aims to…

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Senate pledges speedy passage of agric extension services bill

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Production Services and Rural Development, Senator Saliu Mustapha, has assured the speedy passage of agricultural extension services delivery revitalisation bill. Mustapha gave the assurance at a technical session on the draft agricultural extension service delivery revitalisation bill organised by Women Farmers Advancement Network and country representatives (WOFAN-ICON2) project…

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Food Security: National Assembly Pledges Speedy Passage Of Agricultural Extension Service Delivery Revitalisation Bill

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Production Services and Rural Development, Senator Saliu Mustapha has pledged that the National Assembly will ensure speedy passage of the agricultural extension service delivery revitalisation bill to accelerate food security. SOLACEBASE reports that Mustapha gave the assurance at a technical session on the draft agricultural extension service delivery revitalisation…

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FG Lauds WOFAN-ICON2 Project For Gender Inclusivity In Tackling Food Security

The Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, has described the Women Farmers Advancement Network (WOFAN- ICON 2 Project) under the MasterCard foundation initiative as a welcomed initiative that complements government efforts in addressing challenges in agriculture. The Minister made this known Tuesday when leaders of the WOFAN-ICON2  stakeholders led by the country program…

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Empowering Agriculture: WOFAN Trains Radio Journalists to Bridge Knowledge Gap for Farmers’ Success

For accurate information to reach farmers there is need for training Radio journalists on the technicalities of transmitting new methods of farming capable of improving yields among other numerous challenges. It will also ensures accurate and timely dissemination of crucial farming practices, weather updates, market trends, as well as empowering farmers with actionable insights for…

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Stakeholders strategise on implementation of agric extension policy

Stakeholders from various agricultural value chains across the nation have charted the way forward for the new federal government policy on agricultural extension services, developing strategies for improving extension service delivery in the country.  Speaking during the one-day summit held in Abuja on the new policy, the Executive Director of the Women Farmers Advancement Network (WOFAN), Hajia…

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WOFAN empowers farmers with mechanized farming equipment

The Women Farmers Advancement Network (WOFAN) has concluded the capacity building and distribution of labour-saving equipment to farmers across 10 states in Nigeria. The training and demonstration sessions were conducted in Adamawa, Nasarawa, Benue, Kaduna, Gombe, Jigawa, Kano, and Bauchi, culminating in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) where the final distribution of equipment took place.…

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WOFAN Equips Extension Workers with ICT Skills to Enhance Agricultural Productivity

Abuja – The Women Farmers Advancement Network (WOFAN) has organized a two-day training and demonstration workshop focused on the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in agriculture practices and climate change adaptation. Attendees were trained on the use of various ICT-led agricultural applications, including Survey123, the RiceAdvice app, and moisture meters. The training which…

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WOFAN trains Extension Workers on ICT for Data Capturing, Agricultural Productivity and Market Linkages

ABUJA, 27 January 2023– As part of the Integrated Community-led Network of Hope (ICON2) project activities, the Women Farmers Advancement Network (WOFAN), in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, has trained over 600 extension workers on the use of the ICON 2 Commcare app across 10 northern states in Nigeria. The 13-day training commenced on Wednesday,…

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Play time at WOFAN Comprehensive school in Pictures

Playgroup pupils doing their own thing in their own ways. Join us at WOFAN Comprehensive school by enrolling your child today. Register your child for qualitative early childhood development. Enroll your child at WOFAN Comprehensive  school and ISLAMIYYA. Our school is dependable, affordable, reliable, qualified/well trained teachers and self discipline assured.   Registration on going

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WOFAN Receives Nigeria Leadership Award

WOFAN’s unwavering devotion to the wellbeing of the Nigerian woman and the promotion of child rights has again been recognized. This time, the recognition was a Nigeria Leadership Initiative (NLI) national award for value-based leadership. Founder and Executive Director of the organization, Hajia Salamatu Garba was nominated and selected as recipient of the NLI 2012…

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The Kano State Government Honours WOFAN CEO

In recognition of the selfless service to humanity, women and youth empowerment, community awareness and development of over two decades, the Kano State Government honoured WOFAN CEO/MD Hajiya Salamatu Garba during a ceremony organized by the State Government on Friday the 19th of February 2021 at Government House, Kano. The ceremony was attended by some…

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