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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EMPOWERS FEMALE FARMERS IN AKWA IBOM STATE

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The Federal Government has empowered 80 female farmers with laptops worth millions of naira to boost agricultural businesses in the country.

The empowerment took place in Uyo during the closing ceremony of a 5-day training on ICT and Modern Agricultural Practices for Female Farmers in South-South Zone organized by the National Center for Women Development (NCWD) Abuja.

Director General of NCWD, Dr Asabe Bashir, said the training was designed to expose women to new techniques in agriculture that could help farmers improve on their agricultural practices and methods.

Bashir, who said agriculture employs over 75 percent of the country’s workforce, noted that the demand for agricultural produce keeps increasing as population increases; thereby many of the small-scale farmers are not able to meet up with the demands.

She stressed that this development, the goal of the federal government to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years will be realised and farmers will be able to contribute their quota to the economic growth and development of the country.

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