In line with its mission of building the capacity of women farmers in the country, Agrihouse Foundation has donated Wellington Boots to the Northern Widows Agricultural Foundation (NWAF) to aid the women in their agribusiness activities.
The donation was part of activities the foundation undertook to commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day, which was celebrated around the world on March 8, on the theme, ‘Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equitable Future in COVID-19 World’.
The Foundation hopes its gesture will equip the women to continue working hard, even as they strive to grow their economic mainstay in subsistence farming, Shea nut picking and Shea butter processing.
The Widows Foundation is consisted of about 1,000 women from five districts, municipalities, and a metropolis including, Sagnerigu, Tamale, Tolon, Savelugu and Kumbungu.
At a short handover ceremony held at Gumo in the Kumbungu district, the foundation’s Monitoring and Evaluation Executive, Michael Opuni-Frimpong, said, Agrihouse was established with the vision of contributing practically to the development of the agriculture sector.
He said, the organisation has been working with widows in the region for a while and over time, have noticed that having proper footwear to help them go about their activities efficiently, is one major challenge of the women.
As part of the donation, Mr Opuni-Frimpong built the capacity of the women in record keeping and the need for them to be part of cooperative groups.
He said it was important for them to keep records of their produce or crops cultivated, acreage farmed, and cost of production, in terms of labour and input, noting that keeping records of their income and financial activities will help them access financial support financial institutions the need arises.
Executive Director for NWAF, Issah Iddrissu who received the items on behalf of the women commended Agrihouse for their support, noting that, the protective gears will protect the women from snake bites as they go about their activities on their farms.