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Plans Afoot To Boost Women Participation in Agriculture

Plans Afoot To Boost Women Participation in Agriculture

A plan to empower and increase women participation in the agriculture sector is underway, as the nation gears towards achieving an upper-middle-income economy by 2030. Over the last few decades, women have taken centre stage in farming and are sustaining their families and communities through agriculture. Presenting oral evidence on the implementation of the National […]

No Trees, No Crops, No Jobs: Burkina Faso’s Women Fall Back On Hard Labour

No Trees, No Crops, No Jobs: Burkina Faso’s Women Fall Back On Hard Labour

Wiping her sandy fingers on her shirt, Balkissa Sawadogo for a moment rests her aching body from shovelling sand and gravel into piles. Three years ago, as rains dried up, the 25-year-old single mother was forced to stop farming in her neighbourhood on the outskirts of Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou to begin the back-breaking work […]

Meet Ekene Obayi, A Female Cattle Herder

Meet Ekene Obayi, A Female Cattle Herder

An Igbo herdswoman in Ngwuru, Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, Mrs Ekene Obayi, has explained how unemployment pushed her into the rearing of cattle. Mrs Obayi, who is also a mother of two children, further explained that after her graduation from the University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN, in 2014 where she studied Archaeology […]