WOFAN marks Nigeria’s 53rd anniversary by Training 500 Women from the 34 LGAs of Katsina state on Post Harvest Handling and vegetable preservation and processing and also making soap from Groundnut oil sludge to improve family income and reduce wastages on a Waste to wWealth Campaign Project for Women.
In her remarks Hajia Salamatu Garba – who also facilitated the training sessions herself, stated that instead of folding our arms and complaining on the journey so far for Nigeria, it is high time for everyone to try to proffer solution to the problems of the country as complaints would not solve the problem but make us remain stagnant in one position. She went on to say one of the set back in Nigeria is agricultural wastages of farm inputs particularly the perishables and that explains why WOFAN has commenced a waste to wealth campaign to train women on recycling of wastes as well as fruits and vegetable preservation to reduce farm losses and improve food security for the family.
WOFAN in partnership with Service to Humanity foundation of the Katsina state First lady and the ministry of women affairs Katsina state have already embarked on a massive training for women and youths in Northern Nigeria.
Demonstration and training to mark the 53th anniversary of Nigeria, Women were trained on difference methods of Tomato preservation, packaging and handling, use of multipurpose solar driers, simple vegetable cabinets made from cane and jute bags, pot in pot methods of vegetable preservation.
Use of multipurpose solar drier constructed by community youths to preserve tomato in a hygienic manner.
Other activities to mark the 53rd Nigeria anniversary waste to wealth campaign was soap making from groundnut oil sludge which in most cases has become a nuisance to the women as they have rarely known what to use them for after they have extracted their groundnut oil and cakes from groundnut.
Women collectively agreed that the Packaged soap made from the groundnut oil sludge be named “ Adalci soap” with the picture of Governor Shema of Katsina state- who has sponsored the Women empowerment project in his state and the only state that has appointed 34 women leaders as supervisory councilors from the 34 LGAs of Katsina state.
WOMEN FARMERS ADVANCEMENT NETWORK.