AGRO – GENDER DEVELOPMENT
The “AGRO- GENDER DEVELOPMENT” program took place at the transformation space of L.E.A.D Transformation initiative’s office. The program was organized to commemorate the Mandela day celebrated by the YALI network. The co-founder of L.E.A.D Transformation initiative Mrs Titilayo Kemi Kings organized the event.
The event addressed:
The role of women in agriculture.
Female perception change towards agriculture and agri-business.
The contribution of the female gender to the economic growth through agriculture.
Women are generally seen to be labourers on the farm, they do a lot of work yet have little or nothing to show for it. Women go through a lot of restrictions as most of them cannot be land owners because of the laid down customs and tradition. In the course of this program issues that affect the women were raised and discussed. There were six panelists who spoke extensively on the subject matter.
The panelists are:
Mrs. Tapere – Professional Farmer
Mrs. Blessing Timidi Digha – Gender Advocate
Mr. Kunle Okunade – MD Vintage Farms Initiatives
Mr. Femi Kings – Co- founder/ Director L.E.A.D Transformation Intiative
Miss Oyeniyi Oluwaseun – Ceo O.Oye farms, Bae Farmer
Miss Olagunju Omolabake – Political scientist, Bae Farmer
The Facilitators encouraged youths and young ladies in the house on starting small,
There are huge benefits in agriculture and the youths should begin to tap into it.
Women are great multipliers when given the opportunity to maximize their potentials.
Women should maximize the opportunity in agribusiness instead of staying idle and languishing in poverty.
Women play significant roles in agriculture and feeding the nation, they should be encouraged and not seen as labourers.
Young ladies to venture into agriculture as it will help put food on their table instead of exchanging their bodies for material benefits.
Female gender sees agriculture as something dirty and meant for the less privileged. Agriculture is beautiful and should be the pride of every lady.
The audience was not left out as they shared their views and asked questions for clarity as touching the subject matter. The program left indelible marks in the heart of the participants as their perception towards the female gender in agriculture changed.