March 11, 2022

IWD 2022: WOFAN Commissions women processing Center worth N7 Million in Jigawa State.

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Equipment worth 7million Naira was distributed to 90 women farmers during the 2022 IWDs events conducted by WOFAN, while commissioning a women multi-function processing center in Sintilmawa , Jigawa State.

The equipment and farm tools are part of support of the ICON of Hope project, jointly funded in partnership with MasterCard Foundation. these equipment include power tillers, combined maize harvesters, animal feed-making machines, rice threshers, rice reapers, rice milling machines and destoners, seed planters, groundnut threshing machine, groundnut oil extraction machines and paddy rice to boost their group cooperative activities.

This, according to the women and supporters from government, traditional institutions, financial institutions, sister NGOs, agribusiness private sectors, who were all in attendance to mark the event indicated that the support will reduce farm drudgery, increase income and dignity of the farmers while uplifting the wellbeing of the women and bridge gender gaps in line with the 2022 IWD of breaking the bias in the agricultural sector.