PROJECT TITLE

SEED TO WEALTH EMPOWERMENT FOR NIGERIAN RURAL WOMEN

Project Summary

The project will enhance the capacities of vulnerable rural women in North Central of Nigeria, through introduction of climate resilient skills to 100 rural women and girls, to help manage their natural resources and increase income capacities for the affected, whose economic conditions have been made worse by climate change and the Covid19.Seed to Wealth for Nigerian Rural Women to empower 100 poor women with training on sustainable agriculture, beekeeping, soap making and provision of farm inputs.

Challenge

Dapa is a rural community with about 2000 population. Women constitute 57 percent of the population. The major occupation of the people is farming especially cash crops and livestock. Unfortunately, land degradation amplified by climate change and human errors, the community including smallholder women farmers are experiencing decline both in quantity and quality in agricultural production. This has negatively affected lives and livelihoods of the community due to low capacity to address the issue.

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Solution

The Seed to Wealth Empowerment for Rural Women provides technical support, volunteer agroforestry extension workers, seedling, improved crop varieties livestock, alternative livelihood skills acquisition as well as startup packages for 100 women and girls gitls. The women are trained on sustainable land use and integrated agriculture, establishment of nurseries, beekeeping, craft and soap making. The women are also prepared to teach and share knowledge with other women in the area.

Long-Term Impact

The project will train and empower 100 poor rural women and girls, enabling them become better managers of their natural resources' and wealth creators, as well as reduced soil biodiversity degradation, enhanced food security and climate change impact reduction.