Month: November 2016

PRESENTATION OF THE CHARTER OF DEMAND TO THE PERMANENT SECRETARY MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

October 20th 2016 The SWOFON Executive and staff led by Sarah Yapwa the National President paid a visit to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development at FCDA Complex and met with Dr. Shehu Ahmad, the Permanent Secretary. This was following the successful outing of the women farmers at the Kilimanjaro Initiative held in Tanzania between the 13th – 14th October 2016 and to present the Charter of Demand: Actualizing Women’s Land Rights in Africa and the Nigerian Smallholder Women Farmers Charter of Demands to the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development as the link to...

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SWOFON South South and South West Regional Forum

The Small-scale Women Farmers Organisation in Nigeria (SWOFON) in partnership with ActionAid Nigeria held its South-South regional forum in Calabar, Cross River State on the 11th and 12th of August and South-West forum in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State on the 15th and 16th of August 2016. The fora was to build capacity, advocate and establish the SWOFON state chapters in the South-South and South-West regions of Nigeria. The programs were divided into two parts; capacity building on the first day by representatives of ActionAid Nigeria and ActionAid International which included Ms. Constance Okeke, Mr. Azubike Nwokoye and Mrs. Blessing...

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