Women Empowerment
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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2015 13:46
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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 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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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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Rural women Farmers in Kano and Katsina States scale up from peasant farming to business cooperatives

2500 bags of groundnut, 500 traditional and modern groundnut oil extraction equipment distributed to 200 women groups across Kano and Katsina state to mark A SCALE UP of women’s project to a more business oriented income generating activities.

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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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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 marks 2013 Fathers’ Day in Bauchi State to support WASH project

WOFAN marked the 2013 Father’s Day in Bauchi State as a pilot, with a community level event aimed at mainstreaming gender into development issues while empowering community and showcasing the roles men play as fathers and leaders in the community

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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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WOFAN marks 2013 International Womens' Day- 200 Women groups benefitted

WOFAN marks 2013 International women’s Day with Women Empowerment items and Equipment to 200 women in Kano state.

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WOFAN Empowers Rural Women in Kano and Katsina states

Expanded  project on hands on Technology training to 50 women cooperatives in Kano and Katsina state of Nigeria- Jan- Feb 2013.

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Nigeria – WASH project Puts More Power in Women’s Hands

 WOFAN and USAID –support women in Northern Nigeria in addressing water ,sanitation and hygiene(WASH) related challenges in their communities. 

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WOFAN CEO speaks on Women Empowerment and Child Education in NIgeria