Women farmers decry exclusion in agriculture interventions

The women wing of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) Kano chapter has said, women are being excluded in various agricultural interventions and empowerment programmes especially those anchored by the state government.
Kano state chairperson of AFAN Hajiya Fatima Sharif said this during a press briefing in Kano. According to her, women farmers in the state are left to fend for themselves without being included in the state government various empowerment programmes.
She added that, women farmers have responded to the call of the state and federal government to engage in self-reliant endeavours which she said they did.  “It is discouraging to see that after being courageous enough and our subsequent engagement in what is termed as male dominated profession, women farmers in Kano state are left out in most of the empowerment projects embarked upon by the government. The issue has reached an alarming rate that some women farmers are considering a change in their chosen practice,” lamented Hajiya Fatima.