It was joyous moment for over 1200 smallholder male and female farmers in the indigenous communities of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, on Thursday, October 16th 2020, as the Women Farmers Advancement Network (WOFAN) distributed rice reapers, threshers and handheld motorized rice cutters to 120 clusters to commemorate the Day of the Rural woman and the World Food Day 2020.
During the equipment handing over ceremony, which was in furtherance of the WOFAN’s sustained drive, through a new ICON of Hope project, to mitigate the hardships of rural and improve their socio-economic wellbeing, at least 10 farmer groups from Kwali, Gwagwalada, Bwari and Zuba areas carted away the machines to upscale their farming activities.
“We, therefore, hope that the smallholder farmers especially women, will take advantage of the opportunities availed by this intervention to improve their lot and encourage us to replicate this intervention in other local government areas of the FCT”, Hajia Garba added.
Similarly, the leader of TsinTsinga Women Farmers Association, Zuba, Hajia Hadiza Shuaibu, thanked the WOFAN leader, Hajia Salamatu Garba, “for thinking about us as women farmers and giving us these machines to improve our farming activities. We will not disappoint her and will use this equipment carefully to ensure that they are durable so that all our members can improve their yields.”
WOMEN FARMERS ADVANCEMENT NETWORK.