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Nigerian Women Agro Allied Farmers Association (NIWAAFA)

Nigerian Women Agro Allied Farmers Association (NIWAAFA) was established in the year 2006. We are in 36 States and FCT Nigeria. We have a membership of over 7,000 farmers. Our farm products are, rice, maize, sorghum, cassava, orange fleshed sweet potato, fishery and horticulture, we also market our farm produce.

OUR ACTIVITIES AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO AGRICULTURE GROWTH IN NIGERIA: We were the first women farmers to open National Agriculture show in Show Ground in Nassarawa State where we display our farm produce to promote Agriculture in Nigeria. We came 1st for three consecutive years, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

We partner with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture in mobilizing women farmers to register and participate in the Growth Enhancement Program (GES) where FEPAR DFID trained us as Monitors in 2013. We are members of the GES Independent Monitoring Group. We monitor and report farm input distributions to FMARD and Stakeholders. We started our campaign for Organic farming in 2009-2011 by promoting Gender Environment Friendly Agriculture practices (GEFA). We practice organic farming till date.

We are one of the groups that was given samples of orange-fleshed sweet potato by University of Agriculture Umudike in 2013. Today we have made a tremendous impact in growing orange-fleshed sweet potato, distribution of the vines, reaching out to Communities with Nutritious foods and we are venturing into processing. Over the years, we have worked on various projects. We Collaborated with Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition Nigeria and global, (CS-SUNN) in developing Nigerian plan of Action and Strategy on Nutrition Documenst in 2014. We wrote in the Centenary Publication in 2014 on the role and contributions of Nigerian women farmers in nation building to support the Nigerian Centenary Celebrations.

We are currently working with Universal Health Coverage in ensuring improved nutrition and food safety in our communities.