GEF, UNDP and WOFAN Project to Promote Sustainable Management, Resilience of Ecosystems

The sustainable management and resilience of ecosystems is very important in all human activities, as a means to address food insecurity. For this reason, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is putting together a project on ‘Fostering Resilience and Sustainability for Food Security in Sub Saharan Africa’. 

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Kano Women Launch Tauraruwa Rice as Community Centre takes off with support from WOFAN and CARI projects

Yadakwari in Garun Malam Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State came alive recently as women farmer-based organizations supported by WOFAN and CARI launched specially packaged rice for markets and supermarkets.

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WOFAN supports ICRISAT in the campaign against afflatoxin infection in crops and humans

ICRISAT ups Campaign on Dangers of Aflatoxin in Groundnut and other Crops as WOFAN pledges to join other stakeholders to step down at community level and to the general public. In order to enhance farmers’ and consumers’ knowledge on the health and economic challenges posed by aflatoxin contamination in foods and feeds, 

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2016 World Water Day: Farmers' communities and their Children Enjoy "Access to Water to improved Livelihood and Job opportunities" in Kano state

Farmers and children from several communities in Kano State, Northern Nigeria have hailed WOFAN’s water and livelihood interventions in their communities as life changing interventions.

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Kano Women ‘Step it up’ to enhance rice production to mark 2016 International Women’s Day

For 160 women in Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State, Northern Nigeria, the 2016 International Women’s Day (IWD) will forever remain special as the day coincided with their graduation from a WOFAN/CARI Parboiling Techniques and Economics training

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240 Rice Farmers and Processors Graduate from WOFAN/CARI Farmer Business School in Kano

240 male and female rice farmers and processors have become full-fledged businessmen and women after graduating from WOFAN/CARI Framer Business School (FBS) in Kano. The FBS is a four-day Business School which provides a platform for rice farmers 

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ICRISAT-WOFAN groundnut scale up project gets Media Backing in 5 States of Northern Nigeria

The ICRISAT-WOFAN Groundnut Scale-up Project, a 5 year project focusing on improved groundnut production in Ghana, Mali and Nigeria received a major boost recently when 40 journalists and producers from 5 Northern Nigerian states of Kano, Jigawa, Katsina, Sokoto and Kebbi

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WOFAN Kick-starts Improved Rice production and processing Project with 5,010 Farmers and Female Processors in Kano State

WOFAN has commenced the implementation of a support project to target improved rice and groundnut production in four local government areas of Kano State. The project, which will benefit 5,010 male and female rice farmers and processors, is being implemented in partnership with the Competitive Africa Rice Initiative (CARI).

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WOFAN supports 1000 parents and Caregivers of 4000 Orphans in GWARZO LGA of Kano state

WOFAN/ STEER project and ICRISAT supported 1000 Orphans caregivers with agricultural input and fertilizer to increase productivity, income and family nutrition of 4000 orphans in 10 communities of GWARZO LGA in Kano State.

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WOFAN launches Women and Youths Skills Acquisition Center in Kumbotso LGA, Kano state

The Women Farmers Advancement Networks (WOFAN) has launched Women and Youths Skills Acquisition Center in July 2015  at Panshekara, Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano state.

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Ramadan Sales at WOFAN

During the Ramadan period  the prices of basic commodities are expected to increase due to increasing demand, therefore, Women Farmers advancement Networks(WOFAN) began what it calls’ Ramadan Sales’ of its processed products at discounted rate.

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WOFAN commissions Multipurpose Agro Processing center in Kano

As part of its efforts towards women empowerment, the Women Farmers Advancement Networks (WOFAN), commissioned a Multipurpose Agro Processing Center in Nassarawa Local Government Area of Kano state  on 3rd of June, 2015.

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WOFAN Honoured with Rare Gem Award on MDGS by UNIC and WODEF

WOFAN CEO Hajia Salamatu Garba received Rare GEM AWARD on MDGs on  behalf of WOFAN by the United Nations Information services (UNICS) and WODEF ( Women's Optimum Development Foundation) recently in Lagos.

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WOFAN/ ICRISAT JOINT GROUNDNUT VALUE CHAIN PROJECT has scaled women farmers to Managers of their own businesses

wofan to care for 4000 children

Women Farmers Advancement Network (WOFAN) was established in 1993 as a non-religious, non-political not-for-profit NGO and was incorporated with the Kano State government as a Community Development Association in 1995 and the corporate affairs commission in 1998.

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WOFAN and ICRISAT Kick start a 2 year joint project on Improved Agricultural Value chain system..

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WOFAN (Women Farmers Advancement Network) and ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics) have commenced a 2 year joint project on 3 crop varieties of Sorghum, Cowpea and Groundnut.

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WOFAN & NMPDC train 150 women groups on Moringa Oleifera (Zogale) products processing ...

 WOFAN in collaboration with the Nigerian Medicinal Plants Development Company Abuja (NMPDC) trained 150 women groups on Moringa Oleifera (Zogale) products processing and nutritious complimentary Baby food making from 3 senatorial districts of Katsina state.

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WOFAN Starts Project to Care for 4000 Vulnerable Children and their families in Kano State

wofan to care for 4000 childrenAs part of efforts to ensure that orphans and vulnerable children in parts of Northern Nigeria access and utilize comprehensive and coordinated services and are able to realize their full rights, WOFAN commenced implementation of  a project tagged “STEER”- in 10 communities of Gwarzo LGA in Kano State at the beginning of October, 2014.

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Musawa LGA farmers moobilsed to explore large scale rice production

WOFAN in an effort to ensure household food security partnered with CANDEL an agro-imput supplier, to mobilize Musawa LGA Farmers of Katsina State into large scale improved rice production. 

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WOFAN marks Nigeria’s 53rd anniversary by Training 500 Women

WOFAN marks Nigeria’s  53rd  anniversary by Training  500 Women from the  34 LGAs of Katsina state on Post Harvest Handling and  vegetable preservation and processing and also making soap from Groundnut oil sludge to improve family income and reduce wastages on a Waste to wWealth Campaign Project for Women.

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240 Women in Katsina and Kano states scale up from farmers to Business Entrepreneurs

First lady Katsina State- Hajia Fatima Shema, donates income generation items to women in Katsina State in the Joint Economic Empowerment Programme between WOFAN and Katsina State Government.

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WOFAN partners with health workers to Mobilize 200 communities across Kano, Katsina and Sokoto on increased access to emergency maternal care services.

In an annual end of year coalition meeting (December 2014), WOFAN with targeted partners and health workers from the Ward units of over 200 communities across 3 states of Kano, Bauchi, Katsina and Sokoto,

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WOFAN introduces a mobile tricycle Show Glass (tagged Alfaharin Mata”), to improve hygiene and ease mobility for local women food vendors

Business opportunities for mobile food vendors and small-holder business women got a major lift in Katsina State recently, when the Katsina State First Lady, Hajia (Dr) Fatima Ibrahim Shema joined launched Alfaharin Mata,

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WOFAN & CANDEL Introduce R-Box to Rice Farmers in Djiratawa Community of Maradi, Niger Republic

R-Box is a conservation tillage rice production technology pack that was researched and developed by the CANDEL Company in 2003. To aid food security of rural dwellers

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WOFAN and Katsina State Govt Train 150 Women

WOFAN and  Katsina Govt Train 150  Women on Production and Presentation of Pastries and confectionaries to enhance Women  enterprise  and vocational  skills in Daura senatorial Zone of Katsina state.

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Indigenous and sustainable approaches are needed for farmers to cope with challenges of climatic change

 With the present context of climate change already affecting rural farmers mostly in the aspect of production and shelter, WOFAN has carefully outlined its key approaches

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WOFAN marks 2015 IWD by “MAKING IT HAPPEN” FOR BOYS AND GIRLS !

 All roads led to THE WOFAN ICT center on Friday 6th March 2015 for the opening ceremony and orientation exercise to introducing  young school levers, youths , women and girls especially from the farmers family and less privileged homes  to appreciating computer and effective use of ICT to provide opportunities for them

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WOFAN & IITA-Kano collaborate to disseminate improved variety

 WOFAN & IITA-Kano collaborate to disseminate improved variety cowpea and soyabeans among rural farmers in Kano and Katsina States of Nigeria

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World AIDS Day Activities

The media and a number of NGOS and the general public were invited to participate in the joint rally and peaceful procession organized by WOFAN, Society for Family health (SFH)- Kano,

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WOFAN marks 2014 World Water Day by distributing 56 handpump repair tools to 18 LGAs in Kano and Bauchi state

Considering the fact that clean water is a luxury that remains out of the reach of many especially in rural areas and going by the  2014 world water day theme ”water and Energy” WOFAN, used the occasion

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WOFAN TRAINED female Community Member: Facilitates Hand Pump Repair Training in Bauchi STATE

Gender mainstreaming, which has been built into the Water ,Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Project to ensure sustainability, recorded a major success story in Bauchi State recently

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A Woman that leaves early to the stream never fetches dirty water!

WOFAN Awards

 CVL Award to WOFAN

The Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL Ltd/Gte) in Nigeria  and the Economic committee of West Africa the ECOWAS has given an award to the Women Farmers Advancement Network –WOFAN as the 2014 agric friendly NGO in Nigeria for reaching out  and supporting over 5 million rural women and youths in 6 Northern states  of Nigeria

 

WOFAN receives 2014 Rare Gem Award


 

WOFAN BAGS the Outstanding Achievement in Grassroots Empowerment Award for the First Distinguished Nigerian Merit Awards organised by Africa Recruit UK in collaboration with The Network For Women In Agriculture And Environment, at The 3rd Annual African Diaspora Investment Forum. 23rd – 25th November 2006. London, United Kingdom


 

From Left: Dr. Nathaneil George and Salamatu GarbaReceived The Nigerian Leadership Award of behalf of WOFAN


 

WOFAN Honoured for contributing to Positive Change

 

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WOFAN Women and Youths Economic Empowerment Projects

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WOFAN New Office, School and Centers


 WOFAN Statement: World Toilet Day 2013

World Toilet Day 2103

 

Intl Day of Rural Women

International Day of Rural Women (15/10/13) (AUDIO)   Q&A: Clikc to Listen to Audio on Empowering Female Farmers in Nigeria, with Salamatu Garba CEO WOFAN

World Water Day

African Regional Award

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 Global Women Leaders 

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