Monday, April 22, 2024

NAWIA Reinstates Commitment to Empower Smallholder Women Farmers

The Nigerian Association of Women in Agriculture (NAWIA) stated that the association remains committed to touching the lives of smallholder women farmers and the vulnerable in different parts of the country to boost food production.

The Nigerian Association of Women in Agriculture (NAWIA) stated that the association remains committed to touching the lives of smallholder women farmers and the vulnerable in different parts of the country to boost food production.

The National President NAWIA, Mrs. Ngizan Chahul, who made the disclosure during the Annual General Meeting, or AGM, of the association, noted that its membership  has moved from around 300 in 2012 to over 12,000 presently.

Chahul made it known that the association is now implementing 12 different projects and programs in different parts of the country, while eulogizing Nigerian women for joining NAWIA and taking up the challenge of feeding the nation.

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She stated that the association had strengthened its activities in states across the country and established offices in more states to ensure that women were well coordinated and also enjoyed easy access to farm inputs and support.

“Last year, the association was able to activate her offices and structures in five states, instead of the usual method we were operating, which entailed moving from the head office to implement projects in the states where the organization had presence, including Kaduna, Niger, the Plateau, Nasarawa, and Cross River. Kwara State was made active early this year, in January”, she said.

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The national president further explained that the leadership of the association intends to examine its achievements over the years and then plan on how to grow the association, its membership, and its presence across the country.

Present at the AGM were seven board members of the association, 24 state representatives from the eight states where the association has its presence,  as well as staff and management of the association.

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