The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), has trained 45 women on nutritional value of non-fortified and bio fortified crops for value addition, as well as ensure increased food production and sufficiency.
GAIN supports businesses, especially micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) through it programmatic offerings.
Speaking during a three- day training programme in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital, Dr. Futeptine Jelani, who is the facilitator, said 45 women from Nasarawa and Kaduna states were selected and trained on modern agricultural techniques and business in agriculture.
He said the training was aimed at equipping the small scale business farmers with an understanding of the nutritional value of non-fortified and bio fortified crops, such as rice, vitamin A maize, vitamin A cassava and orange fleshed and sweet potato.
He stated further that the knowledge acquired can improve their farming practices on how to process bio fortified food, design and process them into various food stuffs that could be used to lift the socio-economic standard of members of their families.
Jelani said this would also build capacity of women and MSMEs on how to produce a variety of dishes from the selected staple foods through practical sessions.