NIGERIAN WOMEN AGRO ALLIED FARMERS ASSOCIATION.
The name NIWAAFA represents the NIGERIAN WOMEN AGRO ALLIED FARMERS ASSOCIATION, comprising of all women farmers in both agro cropping, processing, fishery and marketing.
The association was formed in the year 2006 by four women farmers from the major tribes of Nigeria, South South, southeast, south west and north central.
These women have had various challenges as Farmers, ranging from lack of appropriate land for sustainable Agriculture to, lack of funds for acquisition of improved seed, tools and Labor.
This association therefore was formed to reach out and coordinate these women, train and inform them of easier ways of modern Agriculture, sensitize them on farm management and integrated farming. In addition, build their capacity for accessing micro credits to increase their farms and growth towards better and sustainable Agriculture.
Current membership is at above 5000 women farmers from across Nigeria.
Focus of the organization, Women farmers, Women in Agriculture etc.
Vision of the association. To be the umbrella of all Women farmers in Nigeria, a pivot for the advancement of Agriculture in Nigeria towards achieving Vision 20 2020 and Millennium development goals.
Mission of the association is to train up women leaders in Agriculture and position women to lead in the Nations drive for food security and industrialization.
PAST PERFORMAMCES of the association.
We have won 2nd position consecutively in years 2009 and 2010 National Aric show in Nigeria.
We have participated in United Nations food and Agriculture week for 2009 and 2010.
We have also participated in the 1,000,000,000 campaign against Hunger in 2010.
Partnerships we are currently collaborating with the following, institutions and organization.
- Usaid Feed the Future.
- Federal ministry of Agriculture and rural development.
- Federal ministry of women affairs.
- Federal ministry of Environment.
- Federal ministry of lands and housing.
- Federal ministry of Water Resources.
- Nigerian metrological Institute.(NIMET)
- Federal ministry of power.(NERC)
- Independent National Electoral Commission.(INEC)
- Shell Petroleum Development Company, Nigeria.
REGIONAL BODIES Affiliated with
A) Grow Africa and Nepad Agencies.
B) Ecowas Community Development projects.(CDP)
C) Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programmers.(CAADP)
D) African Union (ECOSOC).
- Gender Environmental friendly Agriculture.(GEFA)
- Green Earth Campaign. PLANT A TREE SAVE A LIFE.
- Women Poverty Emancipation Project. SHELL PDC.
- Rural Urban Mentoring Network.(Rum Network)
- Forestry and Biodiversity Conservation
A) Building a women Integrated Farm stead and Agro processing plant in six geo political zones in Nigeria.
B) African Region Campaign on (GEFA) Gender Environmental friendly Agriculture.
C) Gender Climate Change and Agriculture.(GCCA)
D) Gender Agriculture and Land Policy.
NIWAAFA will outlive the present situation of Agriculture in this continent and we are leaving a legacy of sustainability and Development.
Women Farmers after a sensitization Meeting at Nnewi Anambra State
Lizzy Igbine testing for Afflatoxin in one of our Farms.
Bayelsa women Rice Farmers trained in Partnership with SPDC in Yenegoa.
Training Sessions with Women Farmers in Bayelsa State.
Women in Agribusiness training in Abuja FCT.
Nutrition Leadership training Partnership of NIWAAFA and SPRING.
ANH WEEK ACCRA GHANA PANEL DISCUSSION.
Speaking at Agribusiness Training in Abuja