Ford and Ford Fund donates GH₵117,000 towards empowering and equipping young women with relevant skills in agriculture

Accra, Ghana, April 27, 2021 – Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Ford Motor Company has dedicated considerable resources to assist global communities and humanitarian organisations involved in helping the most vulnerable members of our society. As part of its COVID-19 relief … Continue reading Ford and Ford Fund donates GH₵117,000 towards empowering and equipping young women with relevant skills in agriculture

AGRA launches VALUE4HER in Ghana to increase the performance of women agri-enterprises

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has officially launched its flagship VALUE4HER program in Ghana that seeks to increase the performance of women agrienterprises, through access to markets and trade, finance and investments, knowledge and skills, networking … Continue reading AGRA launches VALUE4HER in Ghana to increase the performance of women agri-enterprises

Centre for Women in Agriculture and Nutrition calls for government’s support for women in agriculture

The Centre for Women in Agriculture and Nutrition (CWAN), a Non-governmental Organisation, has called on government to prioritise the needs of women in agriculture to help improve the food and nutrition needs of the country. It said women contributed more … Continue reading Centre for Women in Agriculture and Nutrition calls for government’s support for women in agriculture

African women in agriculture suffer disproportionately in COVID-19 pandemic

African women in agriculture are suffering disproportionately as the COVID-19 pandemic worsens existing structural economic, social and technological inequalities, a new survey shows. Female farmers on the continent are struggling to perform their multiple roles in society during the pandemic … Continue reading African women in agriculture suffer disproportionately in COVID-19 pandemic

Women in Agriculture: My experience shows youth need not waste time looking for jobs – Farmer

Nike Kikiowo started her poultry farm in 2017 in Osun State with 100 birds, but has now grown significantly. The graduate of History and Diplomatic Study had earlier ventured into various enterprises, but was not satisfied with their outcome. Although … Continue reading Women in Agriculture: My experience shows youth need not waste time looking for jobs – Farmer

Over 6,000 individuals in Bono East to receive socioeconomic empowerment

A total of 6,766 individuals, mostly women, in the Bono East Region are scheduled to benefit from a three-year (2020-2023) socioeconomic empowerment project aimed at improving standard of living for the people, especially marginalised groups in society. Implementation of the … Continue reading Over 6,000 individuals in Bono East to receive socioeconomic empowerment

Women farmers empowered in forest protection and environmental sustainability through FoE/GLA project

One of the forest-fringe communities in the Western North Region of Ghana is Nsowakrom. This is where Ama who is a farmer, wife and mother of two resides. He lives there with her husband. She is energetic, full of life … Continue reading Women farmers empowered in forest protection and environmental sustainability through FoE/GLA project

Nigerian farmers need gender-friendly machines to compete globally — Zamfara Farmer

Women have over the years played important roles in agriculture and food security — they are found in all the stages of agricultural value chain— making them very important stakeholder in the sector. Zainab Isarah, a smallholder farmer in Zamfara … Continue reading Nigerian farmers need gender-friendly machines to compete globally — Zamfara Farmer

Post Covid-19 and Beyond: Assessing and Understanding the Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Agriculture

The tumultuous impact of Covid-19 around the world is no longer news. A new decade that began with overwhelming optimism soon dissipated in the face of socio-economic desolation visited on the world by the pandemic. The consequence of the pandemic … Continue reading Post Covid-19 and Beyond: Assessing and Understanding the Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Agriculture