By Usman Aliyu
Ilorin – The Kwara chapter of the Small-Scale Women Farmers Organisation in Nigeria (SWOFON), has called for the support of the state government in its various agricultural development programmes.
The president of the association, Mrs Abosede Anifowose, made this call on Monday in Ilorin in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Anifowose also urged the government to consider the association for assistance in the various agricultural development schemes.
She explained that women farmers in the state were facing a lot of challenges, thereby restricting their growth and development.
According to her, lack of accessible roads to farmland, inadequate storage facilities and lack of capacity building opportunities among others, are major impediments facing the association.
”Women farmers do not have sufficient fund, adequate mobility, which if available, will move the organisation to greater heights.
“We want the government to recognise the association and consider it always for assistance in the agricultural development schemes in the state.
“This is why we formed the association to be able to get recognition and assistance from the government,” she said.
She, however, advised young women farmers to be focused as well as maintain discipline in their farming activities.