Agroeknor Empowers Nigerian Female Farmers With Tech, Tools

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News in brief:
- Agroeknor has collaborated with several organisations to distribute over ₦50 million worth of essential supplies and innovative tools to female farmers in Nigeria.
– The initiative aims to empower women, enhance productivity, and boost export earnings through agriculture reflecting a strong commitment to supporting and uplifting the agricultural community.

In a significant boost to Nigeria’s agricultural sector, Agroeknor, a leading Ag-Tech company, has partnered with renowned organisations to distribute vital supplies and tools to female farmers and factory processors in Kano, Jigawa, and Bauchi states.

The initiative, exceeding ₦50 million in value, aims to empower women, enhance productivity, and ultimately increase export earnings through agriculture.

Through the Farmers Education and Empowerment program (FEEP), Agroeknor joined forces with Warner Music Africa (WMG)/Blavatnik Family Foundation, Social Justice Fund, ARUWA Capital Management, Ford Foundation, and Mastercard Foundation to make this impactful event a reality.

The collaboration underscored a strong commitment to supporting and uplifting the agricultural community, particularly women who often face unique challenges.

Meantime, beyond providing essential items like rice, palm oil, and solar lamps, the distribution featured an innovative tool, the Harvesting Curved Scissors. This tool is set to revolutionise the time-consuming process of hibiscus flower harvesting, a key source of income for many beneficiaries.

Additionally, with increased efficiency and productivity, these scissors have the potential to significantly improve livelihoods.

Also, CEO of Agroeknor, Timi Oke, emphasised the importance of the event. He stated that ‘seeing the immediate impact of these tools in the hands of our female farmers and processors was incredibly fulfilling. He further added that the initiative is ‘not just about providing aid’ but about empowering ‘these hardworking individuals with the right tools to enhance their productivity and livelihood.’

The event was well attended by a cross section of guests. They expressed hope that the distribution would mark a crucial step toward fostering growth and sustainability within the Nigerian agricultural sector.

Joseph Akahome
Joseph Akahome
Joseph O Akahome (OJ) is a writer, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Literature from the University of Benin. He is an avid agriculturist, with a bias for poultry and an insatiable appetite for chicken wings. When he is neither reading nor researching, he likes to spend recreational time playing board games, or swimming in serene forested lakes.

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