Kwara Women Farmers Want Access to Cheap Easy Credit Facilities

Written by on March 25, 2022

Women farmers and youths in Kwara State have requested that the state government should grant them access to cheap and easy credit facilities for improved agricultural production.

 

 

Speaking on the Analysis of 2022 Kwara Agriculture Sector Budget in Ilorin ,the stakeholders  who are part of the participating organizations under the Scaling-Up Public Investment in Agriculture (SUPIA) Budget Committee funded by ActionAid Nigeria, lamented that there is no budgetary allocation made to ‘Access to Credit’ as a line budget in the 2022 allocations

 

 

President, Small Scale Women Farmers Organization in Nigeria (SWOFON) in Kwara State, Hajia Bosede Anifowose, who said that farmers’ access to credit is critical and key to sustainable farming towards ensuring food security, urged the state government to make provision for the budget line and set a mechanism for monitoring and getting feedback to guarantee sustainability.

 

Also speaking, the coordinator SUPIA project in Kwara state, Abdurrahman Ayuba, represented at the event by Ms Kaosara Sulaimon, said that there was no provision for Women farmers in 2021 and 2022 budget allocations, even though they produce 75 per cent of the food consumed in the country.

 

Ayuba, who commended the state government for allocating a budget line for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), said that the M&E budget should be sustained and improved upon in subsequent years.


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