WOFAN, UNDP, GEF, FMARD Workshop of Agriculture//Food Security in 7 Sates in Nigeria PDF   E-mail
Sunday, 10 December 2017 11:25

WOFAN anchoried a 2day inception workshop on sustainable and climate smart agriculture/ Food security projects in 7 states in Nigeria. The workshop tok place at WOFAN Heaqdaurters in Kano on Satruday the 9th of Dec 2017.

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WOFAN CEO Salamatu Garba Bags Another Global Recognition ward in Dubai PDF   E-mail
Sunday, 10 December 2017 09:39

Hajia Salamatu Garba has been given a global recognition yet again in 2017. According to the organizers in Abu Dhabi , they stated that; "Our #wcw today is Salamatu Garba, a woman passionate about the growth of women as well as agriculture in Northern Nigeria.

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WOFAN marks 2017 World food day

World  Food Day,  marked every 16th October, witnessed the convergence of about 80 women groups of 30 members each from 40 different WOFAN center clusters at the WOFAN TRAINING center in Garun Mallam LGA of Kano state Nigeria, to mark the 2017 world food day with important dignitaries from across the region to join WOFAN in facilitating the event. 
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Groundnut Recipe Manual launched to tackle Malnutrition in Nigeria PDF   E-mail
Saturday, 23 September 2017 20:22

Malnutrition is at the forefront in destruction in sub Saharan African while the solution is at our doorstep. in our journey to meeting the SDG 2 of zero hunger and addressing malnutrition by 2030, WOFAN, ICRISAT, ADPs and various NGOS and enterprises launched the "groundnut smart recipe manual" in a Train the Trainer (TOT) and demonstration of various groundnut based products workshop.

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Salamatu Garba on the Continuing Impact of Water and Development Alliance in Nigeria PDF   E-mail
Saturday, 23 September 2017 20:10

Salamatu Garba is making waves across Nigeria. As the Executive Director of the Women Farmers Advancement Network (WOFAN), she has spent 25 years working to empower Nigeria’s rural women and is coming off an especially big year in 2016 — she became an Ashoka Fellow for Nigeria (designating her as a global change leader)

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WOFAN CEO Salamatu Garba Grants interview to NTA on Farmers in Nigeria

Interview by Salamatu Garba on Small farmers in Nigeria. "Assist the farmers with their immediate basic needs with sincerity and a result oriented frame work to achieve our dream of producing what we eat and make farming a desired vocation of our generation, particularly women and youths" WOFAN CEO

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Hajia Salamatu Garba- WOFAN CEO, bags the 2016 ASHOKA FELLOW AWARD from Nigeria

In a joint letter signed on 26th April 2016 by Josephine Nzerem and Ifeyinwa Egwaoje Venture and Fellowship Managers of Ashoka Africa, they announced Hajia Salamatu Garba WOFAN from Nigeria as the African recipient of 2016 International AWARD and welcoming her to the Anglophone West African and worldwide team.

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IWD 2017 celebrated by women maximizing profit and conserving water for irrigation

About 2400 women comprising 80 groups of 30 members each from 4 LGAs of Kano converged at the Yadakwari women Farmers demonstration to join millions of women around the world to celebrate the 2017 International Women’s Day (IWD) by making a crucial water management choice, which is set to change their lives for the better.
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2017 International Women’s Day celebration supports rural women to convert Rice Husks into to Wealth

In an effort to justify the 2017 International Women’s Day theme:"Be Bold For Change", WOFAN has trained and graduated  80 women groups (comprising 30 members each- 2400 rural women farmers) , on a simple technology of  converting  rice husks produced as waste from their milled rice

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IWD 2017: Photo Story WOFAN Nigeria as Covered by WfWP

Women Farmers Advancement Network marked International Women's Day 2017 with the graduation of 2400 women trained in various agriculture technologies. View the story as covered by Women for Water Partnership (WfWP)

 
WOFAN Conducts ToT for 20 Extension Agents on the Use of Coconut Shell and Rice Husks in Producing Grass and Fodder
Sunday, 05 March 2017 07:25

WOFAN Conducted Training of Trainers (ToT) for WOFAN Extension team on the use of coconut shell and rice husks in producing grass and fodder , to feed livestock. Both materials are organic products that are ordinarily thrown away or classified as wastes.

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WOFAN conducts exchange visit and study tour amongst Northern women

About 300 Representatives and women leaders from North West and North central Nigeria carried out exchange Visit and study tour amongst themselves, all converging to Maitama Abuja, to deliberate on common issues affecting them, their successes, challenges and way forward.

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WOFAN Commences Nutrition awareness/ growth Monitoring for under 5years and agricultural diversification in Rural communities of Kano state towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2(SDG2)

As part of its efforts to commence awareness on sustainable Development Goals 2 (SDG 2-) to  “End hunger, achieve food security , improve family nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture”, 

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WOFAN Farmers Take Center Stage in Training On Installation and Maintenance of Groundnut Sheller & Processing Machines
Sunday, 08 January 2017 07:00

Opening speech by WOFAN ED, Hajiya Salamatu Garba Wofan, on the importance of improved technology to enhance groundnut productivity,

under the ICRISAT/USAID supported Groundnut scale up project in Mali, Nigeria and Ghana. The event took place at WOFAN conference hall on

Friday 6th of Jan. 2017

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Women Farmers Scale up Business with Value Addition to Their Farm Products.

After being trained for six months and graduating as entrepreneur from the Farmers Business School organized by WOFAN & ICRISAT with support from CARI/WOFAN project and USAID Ground Nut Scale up Project, 2100 women farmers who graduated from 4 LGAs of Kano state now add value to their products through improved packaging and applying financial management skills as well as measuring to scale their products.

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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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Baby-Lac Baby Food- A Simple Solution to Malnutrition, receives applaud from rural women in Kano state

 As part of its efforts to contribute to the reduction of malnutrition in Northern Nigeria, WOFAN has launched Baby-Lac, a rice and groundnut-based food preparation for malnourished children under 5 years old.

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For Your Christmas Hampers PDF   E-mail
Saturday, 10 December 2016 09:58

For your Christmas hampers or thinking of something different to give to your friends and loved ones during this festive period?, then , contact WOFAN www.wofan-ng.org for various agro-products that meet your needs and your pocket size. Place your orders and we can discuss delivery modalities if need be.

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WOFAN/CARI Project: Good Days as Rice Farmers See Bumper Harvest

 For rice farmers trained and supported by the WOFAN/ CARI project, good days are here again. This is because they are experiencing a bumper harvest which many attest is the best they have had in recent memory.

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WOFAN Commits to Nigeria’s Zero Hunger Initiative

WOFAN is now a member of the Nigeria Zero Hunger Initiative, with a firm commitment to working with relevant stakeholders to ensure Nigeria achieves zero hunger, the second goal of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), before 2030.

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WOFAN Commissions 2 blocks of classrooms, a borehole, two toilets, a mosque and 120 seater desks in Moda -madadi in Gwarzo

WOFAN Commissions 2 blocks of classrooms, a borehole, two urinals, two toilets, a mosque and 120 seater desks in A FULANI remote community Moda -madadi in Gwarzo LGA of kano state, The school initially housed a one unit mud building classroom with over 200 children in just a class with no basic facilities, the new school blocks were constructed by material support from WOFAN while community gave labour as their valued contribution. 

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WOFAN Supports Invention of Nutrition and Growth Monitoring Wheel – A Hands-on Tool for Screening Malnutrition

A team of medical and biotechnology innovators, working with WOFAN as entrepreneur  volunteers  on nutrition activities, has invented a Growth Screening Wheel to screen children (especially children under 5 years) for malnutrition.

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Over 6000 Commnuity Members Now Have Access to Safe Drinking Water

Over 6000 community members, in remote village in Kano State Nigeria, young and old particularly women that have been trekking long distances now celebrate access to safe drinking water through a borehole constructed and donated by WOFAN a member of women for water partnership (wfwp), a global women network of over 50 countries. 

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Distribution of the 3rd revolving fertilizer and input loan scheme Supported by WOFAN/CARI

Distribution of the 3rd revolving fertilizer and input loan scheme Supported by WOFAN/CARI for 3rd farm application, headed by women farmers at samawa community of kano state.

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Play time at WOFAN Group of schools in Pictures

play group

Playgroup pupils doing their own thing in their own ways. Join us at WOFAN Group of schools by enrolling your child today. Register your child for qualitative early childhood development. Enroll your child at WOFAN Groups of schools and ISLAMIYYA. Our school is dependable, affordable, reliable, qualified/well trained teachers and self discipline assured.  Registration on going

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Women Farmers in Kano, Champion Community Inputs Revolving Scheme to boost Rice Production and local consumption

Women groups trained and strengthened on improved agricultural practices and parboiling to enhance Rice and groundnut production and jerk up local consumption  as part of the WOFAN/ CARI joint  project are now championing a community inputs revolving scheme,which includes  access to certified inputs, agro-chemicals ,  protective clothing’s, irrigation  and parboiling/ oil extraction equipment, fertilizers  after they have completed a  3 months weekly training on the seasonal calendar

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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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Tauraruwa Rice in Abuja, Kano

WOFAN Home grown (TAURARUWA) Rice now available in Abuja and Kano

Distribution centres
1. Abuja: HEEMS Supermarket, Shop 3, Plot 444B, 5th Avenue, Gwarinpa Estate, Abuja. Tel: 08093452174
2. Kano: WOFAN center, opposite BUK newsite gate, Gwarzo road, Kano. Tel: 08186620598
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WOFAN Agro products For Christmas Hampers

For your Christmas hampers or thinking of something different to give to your friends and loved ones during this festive period?, then , contact WOFAN  www.wofan-ng.org for various agro-products that meet your needs and your pocket size.  Place your orders and we can discuss delivery modalities if need be. Contact us at: 345 Danbare Layout,  opposite BUK Newsite Gate By mobil filling station, along Gwarzo Road, Kano- Nigeria
08093861739

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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

 

Guests Online

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WOFAN Women and Youths Economic Empowerment Projects

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Enrol Your Child in WOFAN Group of Schools for Quality Education and Training:
www.wofan-ng.org/School


 

WOFAN New Office, School and Centers


 WOFAN Statement: World Toilet Day 2013

NTA Interview on Farmers

Interview by Salamatu Garba on Small farmers in Nigeria. "Assist the farmers with their immediate basic needs with sincerity and a result oriented frame work to achieve our dream of producing what we eat and make farming a desired vocation of our generation, particularly women and youths" WOFAN CEO

 

 

 

Empowerment

WOFAN CEO speaks on Women Empowerment and Child Education in NIgeria

WOFAN Celebrates

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

 

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