Nigeria
Food - Agriculture
Forest - Land uses

Ecosystem Adaptation for Food Production

Nigerian Women Agro Allied Farmers Association (NIWAAFA) is committed to the empowerment of women in the agricultural sector and is launching a project to improve food production efficiency and the quality of land management systems.

An initiative of Nigerian Women Agro Allied Farmers Association. (NIWAAFA)

Overview of the project

The Nigerian Women Agro Allied Farmers Association (NIWAAFA) aims to train women to become responsible farmers and to make people and communities aware that respecting and adapting food production to ecosystems is essential for sufficient and nutritious crops. Thus, NIWAAFA promotes sustainable agriculture, without the use of microorganisms that cause pollution and degradation of soil and land.

These women, who are often responsible for more than half the farm’s agricultural work yet reap no financial or social benefits, thus have a means of gaining empowerment and visibility in society. By 2025, one million women and youth will be trained and empowered.

Objective

Improve food production efficiency and the quality of land management systems.

Level of progress

Ongoing research

Project timeline

6/17/2018- 5/15/2023

Quantitative results

Small-scale production

Qualitative results

Average or increased production.

Financing

USD 10,000

About the
organisation

Nigerian Women Agro Allied Farmers Association. (NIWAAFA)

website
Lizzy IGBINE
National President
lizzyigbine.niwaafa@gmail.com

An association of women farmers formed in 2006 by four women from Nigeria’s main tribes, the Nigerian Women Agro Allied Farmers Association (NIWAAFA) has over 7,600 registered members in 36 states. The organisation’s objective is to promote the empowerment of women farmers by training women to become leaders in agriculture and guarantors of national food security.

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A project
in collaboration
  • IMAAP PROJECTS

    Women Organisation - Gender

    Duchi Fejokwu
    dfejokwu@gmail.com
    2348039301454
  • YOSHOFA AGRIBUSINESS

    Business - Industry

    Lilian Okpala
    youthandsmallholdera@yahoo.com
    +2347037482118