Senegalese Women Farmers Empowered By Nigerian UfarmX And Africa GreenTec Partnership

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– UfarmX and Africa GreenTec are partnering to empower Senegalese women farmers by offering them subsidised solar-powered storage containers.
– This initiative aims to improve post-harvest storage, combat climate change, and promote sustainable agricultural practices.

Nigerian agricultural platform UfarmX and Senegalese sustainable energy provider Africa GreenTec have joined forces to tackle post-harvest challenges faced by women farmers in Senegal.

The collaboration will see a pilot program offering subsidised solar-powered storage containers to female farmers, according to a news report. It aims to address affordability concerns and traditional purchasing models.

UfarmX CEO Alexander Zanders, highlighted the initiative’s focus on combating climate change’s impact on agriculture. He stated that the partnership with Africa GreenTec reflects both companies’ shared commitment to innovation, sustainability, and empowering local communities.

Meantime, Africa GreenTec’s solar solutions provide a clean and reliable alternative to conventional energy sources. This is owing to its ability to reduce environmental impact and promoting efficient food storage. Its integration with UfarmX’s agricultural platform aims to enhance overall productivity and resilience within Senegalese farming communities.

Anna Ndiaye, managing director of Africa GreenTec, emphasises the partnership’s holistic approach. She stated that the collaboration offers a comprehensive approach to supporting women farmers in Senegal, addressing climate change challenges and post-harvest issues.

This initiative signifies a promising step towards addressing crucial issues of climate change and gender disparity in Senegal’s agricultural sector. In a United Nations Women publication, Senegalese agricultural workforce is made up of 70% women but they lack access to land, skills, financial resources and markets when compared to their male counterparts.

Thus, UfarmX and Africa GreenTec’s targeted program can help more women increase their earning potential with reduced post-harvest losses.

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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