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    Ogun First Lady Calls on Women to Embrace Agricultural Technology

    The wife of the Ogun State Governor, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, has advised women farmers to embrace technology for agricultural development in order to enhance food productivity in a sustainable way and improve farmers’ livelihoods.

    The wife of the Ogun State Governor, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, has advised women farmers to embrace technology for agricultural development in order to enhance food productivity in a sustainable way and improve farmers’ livelihoods.
    The Ogun state first lady made this call in her speech at the opening ceremony of a two-day training organized for women farmers, held in Ijebu-Ode, themed “Agritech: Empowering Women in Agriculture Through Technology.”.
    The training was powered by the Adeola Azeez Community Care Foundation (AACCF) in conjunction with HERVEST, where a total of 150 women were empowered in agriculture through the transformative power of technology.

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    Mrs. Abiodun emphasized the importance of leveraging technology to find sustainable ways to grow food, ensure food security, and protect the environment, thereby impacting other Sustainable Development Goals such as Goal 2 (zero hunger) and Goal 13 (climate action).
    “As the First Lady of Ogun State, I am committed to extending some of our own programs impacting women in agriculture to partner with AACCF to reach more women. Together, we can make a significant difference in the lives of women in our communities, empowering them to be more productive, financially independent, and successful in agriculture”.

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    “By embracing technology in agriculture, we can enhance productivity, reduce waste, and mitigate the environmental impact of farming practices. This not only ensures food security for our country but also contributes to the global effort to combat climate change.
    The convener, Adeola Azeez, while talking, encouraged all stakeholders to address all issues hindering women in agriculture from accessing vital agricultural resources such as funding, lands, machinery, agricultural inputs such as fertilizers and feeds, and access to global and local markets.

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