Women rice Processors graduate on Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Training to Grow and Sustain their Rice Expansion Businesses in 4 LGAs of Kano state

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60 female WOFAN rice farmers and processors have acquired new Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) skills to sharpen up their entrepreneur skills in setting targets and tracking their progress improve their respective rice businesses and grow the WOFAN Network business enterprise skills. 

During a 3-day training, which was facilitated by Diamond Development Initiatives (DDI) on behalf of the United States Africa Development Foundation (USADF), the women were equipped with the requisite skills to enable them use monitoring and evaluation information to improve business project implementation and for institutional learning.
According to the Training Facilitator, Malam Bello Haruna, the training would enable the women understand the necessary tools in monitoring and evaluation structures as well as requirements for growing their rice enterprise business sustainably. the 60 women who belong to a cluster each are expected to step down their newly acquired M&E skills to the thousands of other members of the WOFAN Network, so that all members can become conversant with how to run a large network of cooperative groups like WOFAN successfully, with both the network and members benefiting through profit sharing.
The trainees learnt to plan, implement, track and monitor businesses activities through the rice value chain. After extensive practice sessions on how to plan, implement and monitor business activities as a network, the trained women formed 2 committees to supervise and monitor the business activities in WOFAN Rice Enterprise. The committees are to work together to ensure activities are well planned and that planned activities are executed accordingly.
At the end of the training, graduands received certificates of attendance. They also expressed delight with the new skills and ideas acquired from the training.
According to Hajia Hadiza Yahaya, one of the participants from Kumbotso LGA, the training opened their eyes to business management and monitoring of business activities for results.
She said, “For our new rice enterprise which is being supported by USADF, we have employed a Manager, an Accountant and other staff to run the business for us. All we were doing before now was produce the paddy, parboil and mill the rice and then sell. We had nothing to do with the management of all these; we left everything to the staff. But with this training, we have learnt a lot about managing the processes and the business. Now, we can actively supervise the staff and also monitor how well how business is doing. This will make our business grow bigger and faster, thereby making all of us more successful entrepreneurs as individuals and as a network.”
On her part, Hajiya Gambo Auwalu, another participant from Garun Malam LGA was delighted that she now understands how the Manager and the Accountant are managing the enterprise and can ask questions to get an even better insight into their work.
“Even though my knowledge of business is limited, this training has helped me to understand how to plan and follow up business plans to ensure success for me and other members of our cooperative group. And, with these new skills, I am sure we will grow much faster than we had ever thought we could grow”, she enthused.

training for local rice farmers on evaluation

training for local rice farmers on evaluation

training for local rice farmers on evaluation

training for local rice farmers on evaluation

training for local rice farmers on evaluation

training for local rice farmers on evaluation

training for local rice farmers on evaluation

training for local rice farmers on evaluation

training for local rice farmers on evaluation

training for local rice farmers on evaluation

training for local rice farmers on evaluation

training for local rice farmers on evaluation

training for local rice farmers on evaluation

training for local rice farmers on evaluation

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