Dear friends and partners,
It brings me great pleasure to present to you our newsletter for Q1 and Q2, 2023. In this edition, we will share with you how our collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation is making a signiﬁcant impact on the lives of farmers in Nigeria. In the ﬁrst quarter, we trained more than 600 extension workers in ten states in northern Nigeria to provide support to smallholder farmers. Our eﬀorts resulted in 225,000 young farmers and processors across ten northern states receiving inputs for dry season production. In spite of a ﬂood in Jigawa state, WOFAN women demonstrated resilience. WOFAN Bagauda branch commissioned a borehole to enhance access to safe drinking water. WOFAN also marked International Women’s Day with a DigitAll training on innovation and technology for gender equality. WOFAN also conducted group formation and leadership training to equip the extension workers with the skills and knowledge required to establish and lead eﬀective farmer groups in their respective communities. In Q2, we trained and provided extension workers with the necessary tools to utilize ICT-led agricultural applications to enhance agricultural productivity.
We are proud to report the progress and successes achieved. We remain committed to empowering smallholder farmers, particularly women and youth, to improve their livelihoods and enhance food security in Nigeria. We appreciate the support and partnership of the Mastercard Foundation and all our stakeholders who have contributed to the achievement of our goals. As we look to the remaining half of the year, we are optmistic about the prospects for further progress and impact. Thank you for your continued support.
Hajia Salamatu Garba
Founder/Executive Director, WOFAN