Nigerian government trains women farmers in financial literacy

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Monday in Abuja began a training programme for 80 women picked from across the six geo-political zones.

The focus of the training is financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

The ministry’s Director of Extension, Karima Babangida, said the initiative is meant to give financial management knowledge to women in agriculture.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how The Nigerian government launched the National Gender Policy on agriculture.

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, said it is time for women in agriculture to come out of their hiding places and make use of the opportunity.

Mr Nanono said the goal of the gender policy is to ensure equal opportunities and access to resources, services and agricultural programmes…

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