COUNTRY CHAPTER: NiWARD

Nigerian Women in Agricultural Research and Development

Profile

Nigerian Women in Agricultural Research and Development, NiWARD, was created to give the over 200 AWARD Fellows, Mentors and Mentees a platform to share knowledge and skills gained through the Fellowship to transform the agricultural sector in Nigeria.

 

Chapter Profile

Nigerian Women in Agricultural Research and Development, NiWARD, was created to give the over 200 AWARD Fellows, Mentors and Mentees a platform to share knowledge and skills gained through the Fellowship to transform the agricultural sector in Nigeria.

NiWARD is steered by AWARD’s former Steering Committee member, Dr. Stella Williams. The cahpter plans to work with the Nigerian government to support and help rural farmers through the provision of scientific knowledge and financial instruments.

NiWARD hopes to fill the gaps especially in the rural agricultural sector by creating and managing rural women farmers’ networks, fostering peer to peer knowledge transfer, and ensuring the implementation of targeted empowerment policies.