Women farmers in Kaduna state, northern part of Nigeria described as livewire of agricultural production.
Written by News Room on May 20, 2022
Women farmers in Kaduna state and the northern part of Nigeria have been described as the livewire of agricultural production, without which the sector would suffer lots of setbacks.
Secretary, Legal Trustee of Legal Awareness for Nigerian Women, LEADS, Mrs. Rebecca Sako-John, said this on Tuesday in Kaduna, at a capacity training for women agricultural groups, which was centered on advocacy and networking.
According to Mrs. Sako-John, the training became necessary in order to carry women smallholder farmers along and provide them with the required tools, both physically and intellectually.
While saying that the five-year project would cut across the twenty-three Local Government Areas of the State, Mrs. Sako-John disclosed that it was presently ongoing in five local governments, which are also divided into zones.
One of the beneficiaries, who spoke to newsmen, said the training exercise had been very engaging, enlightening and timely.
The one-day capacity training had in attendance women smallholder farmers from one of the Zones, which included Giwa, Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna South, among others, stakeholders and journalists.