Women farmers can feed nation if supported – Group

The Bauchi state coordinator of the Small Women Farmers Organization of Nigeria (SWOFON), Hajiya Marka Abbas, has asserted that if women farmers are supported, they can feed the nation.

She made the assertion Monday during a dialogue on the agricultural joint sector review and the biennial report review organised by ‘Fahimta Women and Youth Development Initiative’ (FAWOYDI) in partnership with ActionAid Nigeria.

She said women are more prudent and economical than men adding that they have the capacity of utilising minimum resources to achieve maximum results.

She appealed to the government to consider women farmers while drafting agricultural budgets and sharing fertiliser and other farming inputs.

Also speaking at the dialogue, the project manager of the Bauchi State Agricultural Development Program (BSADP), Alhaji Jafaru Ilelah, commended the organisers of the meeting saying it was timely.

Ilelah said the board would partner with nongovernmental organisations to revamp agriculture in the state, pointing out that the government alone could not do it as it has too many responsibilities.

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