Empowerment for 10,000 women farmers

By AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna

As part of COVID-19 economic recovery and resilience intervention, an agricultural company has launched a programme to train and assist 10,000 women farmers in Kaduna, Benue, Kano, Katsina and Niger states with quality inputs for maize and rice.

The two-year programme jointly organised by Value Seed and Master Card Foundation is designed to improve yield, ensure farmers have access to the best agronomics practices, access to reliable weather forecast, access to premium markets as well as link farmers to financial institutions and job creation.

At the launch of the programme in Kaduna yesterday, Project Lead, Value Seed Limited and Country Head, Mastercard Foundation, George Kabutha and Chidinma Lawanson Nonye Omotola respectively said women between the ages of 20 and 60 years, as well as youth between 18 and 35 years, will benefit from the two-year intervention.

Kabutha said the COVID-19 intervention programme will…

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