Farmers pick holes in 2021 proposed agric budget
Farmers, under the aegis of Small Scale Women Farmers Association in Nigeria (SWOFON), have said that the N179.4b budget for 2021 has failed to make specific provisions in line with the National Gender Policy despite ....
Groups kick against Agric budget cut
Groups under the auspices of Small Scale Women Farmers Organization of Nigeria (SWOFON), and the Center for Social Justice (CSJ) have kicked against the downward review of the agriculture budget...
Nigerian farmers lament increasing postharvest losses amidst lockdown
As a result of the COVID-19 lockdown and lack of access to markets, farmers are experiencing massive post-harvest losses of fruits, vegetables, fresh products, and other perishables, Smallholder Women Farmers Organisation (SWOFON), raises an alarm.
Group canvasses gender-friendly agricultural policy
A coalition of women farmers under the Smallholder Women Farmers in Nigeria (SWOFON), has called on the Federal Government to provide them subsidised seedlings, fertilizer and gender-friendly equipment
‘Political farmers have hijacked government agriculture programmes’
Smallholder Women Farmers Organisation (SWOFON), have again alleged that political farmers have hijacked most of the government’s agricultural programmes.
Smallholder women farmers seek role in agriculture budget
Small Scale Women Farmers Organisation in Nigeria (SWOFON), in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, is seeking more inclusion in the agriculture budgetary allocation process of the FCT that will take into cognizance of their need and livelihood as farmers, and help improve their yield per hectare.
‘FCT allots N1.3b for grazing reserve without implementation’
The Small Scale Women Organisation of Nigeria (SWOFON) has queried the Federal Capital Territory Administration over the continued budgetary allocation for grazing development without any known completion date or level of implementation.
Nigeria loses $1b to corrupt MSMEs development programmes
Latest report by the Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Initiative (SEEDi), has revealed that Nigeria has lost...
Ondo women farmers allege marginalisation
Female farmers in Ondo State, through the Small Scale Women Farmers’ Organisation of Nigeria (SWOFON), have alleged the government at all levels of marginalisation in the agricultural businesses. The women, from the 18 local government areas of the state, said this in Akure at the weekend during the SWOFON annual forum organised by Justice, Development and…
Smallholder women farmers reject GMO crops
Following the purported plans by the Federal Government to commence commercialisation of Genetically Modified Crops (GMO), the National President of the Smallholder Women Farmers Organisation of Nigeria (SWOFON), Mary Afan, has pushed against the crops.
Small-scale women farmers demand 10% allocation to agriculture
Small-scale Women Famers Organisation of Nigeria (SWOFON) has urged the Federal Government to release the 10 per cent allocation provided in the federal budget for agriculture.