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NGO urges more women to engage in farming



NGO urges more women to engage in farming


Girls and Youth Re-Integration Network (GYRIN), an NGO, has advised Nigerian women to show interest in farming for the development of the sector and to attain national food security.

Mrs Kehinde Awujoola, the President of the network, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja to commemorate the International Women’s Day celebration.

According to her, women are important not only as housewives or mothers in society.

She said that women occupy a very significant and decisive place in the social, cultural and economic life of the country.

“Women should stop dedicating themselves mostly to traditional occupation only.

“We need to encourage women in nation building, let’s try to contribute to the development of the country through farming.

“Women should go into farming; farming is the primary occupation that determines the rhythm of economy.

“It is not just for women that live in rural areas,’’ she said.

She said that farms offer amazing opportunities and also create jobs.

Awujoola added that those that cannot go into plantation farming could engage in livestock farming.