The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has charged the Federal Government to increase support for women in agriculture to boost productivity across the agricultural value chain.
National president, NACCIMA, Ide John Udeagbala, made the call at the Nigerian International Women Entrepreneur Exhibition (NIWEX) 2022 in Lagos.
The event was tagged “Encouraging women in Agriculture and made-in-Nigeria products for economic growth.”
Udeagbala, represented by Mr Kola Akosile, Vice president, NACCIMA, said the call had become necessary because women still encountered issues such as socio-cultural challenges, which hindered their potential to contribute their quota to agricultural development.
He noted that women constituted about 70 per cent of the workforce in the agricultural sector, making their contributions significant.
He added that they were involved in diverse processes of the agricultural value chain to ensure that food production, processing and even marketing were made easy, thereby ensuring sustainable delivery of food in the country.