Yobe, UN-women, Sasakawa africa train, empower women with small ruminants, others

In an efforts to provide space for women and girls to learn livelihood skills to increase their economic security in the state, UN -women in collaboration with Sasakawa Africa Association and Yobe State Agricultural Development Programme (YOSADP) has trained and empowered vulnerable women groups on agribusiness in Yobe state.

The training took place on Saturday at YOSADP Damaturu Office where women were trained on groundnut oil extraction, wet grinding, agribusiness management and empowered with small ruminants animals.

The programme by UN -women funded by the government of Japan was implemented by Sasakawa Association in partnership with Yobe state agricultural development programme and other Humanitarian Organisation in yobe state.

Speaking during the event, the programme coordinator, Mallam Idriss Garko, said the programme was aimed at developing skills and production capacity of rural women in the state.

“The programme is to support vulnerable women and adolescents girls to build climate resilience Livelihood and enterprises to promote their economic recovery and become self reliance.

“Selected 19 women group,10 from damaturu and 9 in Gashua which comprises 5 group for small ruminants, 5 group for grinding machine,4 group for oil extraction machine and 5 group for dry season irrigated rice respectively,” he said.

He noted that after the training, each of the 5 groups trained on small ruminants animals received 11 goats, feed and medication.