MADE celebrates rural women’s contribution to agricultural growth

Chief James Adawina, Managing Director of Adakant Enterprise and a MADE partner who received an award for supporting the women of his community to access land for farming, said, “I choose to support women because when women earn income, the whole society benefits. Women use their income to take care of their children, families and communities. Also, women repay the loans and input credit they access for farming. This makes it easier to do business with women than with men.”

Mary Badu, a female certified tractor operator and trainer at the Damango Agricultural Training College who received an award for excelling in a male dominated field, said, “It was difficult when I started because the men that I was working with discouraged me. They said it was a difficult area and I was not going to succeed. I persisted and here I am today, training both men and women.” She added, “I urge the youth and young girls, in particular, to venture into areas perceived to be reserved for men. What you need is commitment and perseverance.”

On International Women's Day, MADE partners were recognised for their roles in supporting rural women to make significant contributions to agriculture and food security
On International Women's Day, MADE partners were recognised for their roles in supporting rural women to make significant contributions to agriculture and food security

Chief James Adawina, Managing Director of Adakant Enterprise and a MADE partner who received an award for supporting the women of his community to access land for farming, said, “I choose to support women because when women earn income, the whole society benefits. Women use their income to take care of their children, families and communities. Also, women repay the loans and input credit they access for farming. This makes it easier to do business with women than with men.”

Mary Badu, a female certified tractor operator and trainer at the Damango Agricultural Training College who received an award for excelling in a male dominated field, said, “It was difficult when I started because the men that I was working with discouraged me. They said it was a difficult area and I was not going to succeed. I persisted and here I am today, training both men and women.” She added, “I urge the youth and young girls, in particular, to venture into areas perceived to be reserved for men. What you need is commitment and perseverance.”

Share

Other news

Menu