The Small Scale Farmers Organization of Nigeria (SWOFON) Plateau State Chapter has rewarded women in Fobur district of Jos East LGA with Power Tiller Machines as soft loans to ease farming and augment their incomes.
In her speech the president of the organization, Mrs Mary Afan said majority of women are too poor to hire modern tools for farming even though they produce most of the food products in the market today therefore there is need to support women who are into small scale farming in order to encourage them to do more.
The Marketing Manager of ASTC, Mr James Rwang who was impressed by the women’s initiative welcomed them to apply for the various trainings available with the ASTC and to also feel free to use their facilities.
Mrs Clara Jibrin, who represented the First Lady of Plateau State Mrs Regina Lalong said the project is timely as the governor has indicates interest in developing the agricultural sector in the state. She congratulates the women and urge them to take advantage of what the organization has to offer.
Highlights of the event includes the inspection of food items harvested by the women and presentation of the Power tiller machines to them.
Dignitaries at the event includes the Chairman of Jos East LGA, Central Bank of Nigeria representative, Traditional Rulers and Women Groups.
Mr Peter Magaji, The Chairman of the Afizere Cultural Development Association gave the vote of thanks.