Horti Nigeria empowers 2,000 women farmers 

In a bid to boost women’s involvement in horticultural farming in Nigeria, the Horti Nigeria organization has empowered 2,000 women farmers in Kano and Kaduna states.

This initiative, which is a collaboration with the International Fertilizer Development Centre (IFDC), and funded by the Netherlands Country, is expected to have a significant impact on the agricultural sector, particularly by empowering women farmers and promoting sustainable horticultural practices.

Addressing a press conference, Madam Olubukola Finsho, representing Horti Nigeria, said the organisation’s main goal is to increase women participation in horticultural farming across Nigeria.

According to her, the programme also targeted 60,000 farmers in Kano and Kaduna in the north and Ogun and Oyo in the South.

Also speaking, Malam Abdullahi Umar, explained that the programme has been structured into four key components.

“It focuses on enhancing productivity, followed by piloting innovative techniques in Ogun and Oyo states, with a target of 2,000 farmers. It also involves facilitating access to finance for farmers, leveraging on the increased productivity gained from the programme.

“Lastly, the programme the programme also aims to establish business linkages for the farmers to connect with potential buyers who will value their products”, he said.

A participant, Aisha Ahmad, praised the Horti Nigeria programme for its valuable guidance on properly nurturing seeds and expressed gratitude for the numerous benefits she and other farmers have gained from the initiative.