The Netherlands Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. Arie vander Wiel commended WOFAN for initiating programs that are geared towards improving the wellbeing of rural communities. Mr Weil gave the commendation
during his visit to Garun mallam LGA in Kano State to see for himself the activities of some WOFAN Women Groups who are engaged in processing and packaging of rice and other farm produce including vegetables. He expresses satisfaction with the activities of the women towards boosting agricultural production for self reliance.
The Ambassador however regretted that the women are still using traditional methods of processing, which he described as time consuming and dissipates much energy, assuring his embassy’s support towards addressing such problems so as to improve the income and nutrition of rural households. In a remark, executive Director of WOFAN Hajiya Salamatu Garba said apart from empowering the women economically through mobilization and training, WOFAN also assist communities in the areas of health, education, provision of water and improved sanitation. Leader of the coalition of WOFAN Groups Hajiya Ramatu Ibrahim who acknowledged the visit of the Ambassador also express gratitude to Kano State Government for making fertilizer available to women farmers, and called for the sustenance of the gesture while stressing the need for the supply of pesticides and improved cottage processing facilities to improve farmer’s productivity.
WOMEN FARMERS ADVANCEMENT NETWORK.