IFAD trains women on garri processing in Taraba
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)’s Value Chain Development (VCDP) through FOJIBAJEN Women Cassava Processor on Wednesday trained Cassava women farmers on Garri processing in Wukari.
Mr Irimiya Musa, the State Program Coordinator (SPC) noted at the event in Wukari that the farmers were from VCDP additional financing, drown from three local government areas of Jalingo, Bali and Donga to undergo the study
Represented by Mrs Altine James, the Ruler institution, Gender and mainstreaming Officer of VCDP in the state, Musa said programme which was a partnership by FG/IFAD and Taraba Government was passionate about the training due to its life changing value.
The SPC charged the trainees to ensure that the knowledge gained from the training was put to practice for more value development and improve glory for VCDP.
Musa advised them to always consider location, knowledge information, advertisement through physical contact and Media publications like Facebook and other media channels while practicing their business.
“The Cassava women farmers we are training today for garri processing are VCDP additional financing that are drown from three local government areas of Jalingo, Bali and Donga.
“The VCDP is passionate about the initiative due to its life changing value that would be generated after.
“We want you the trainees to take the training serious, we want you to always consider location, knowledge information, advertisement through physical contact and Media publications like Facebook and other media channels while practicing your business
“You must all have interest, passion and human relations and mentain quality to actualize your business dreams,” he said.
Mr Ezekiel Ambo, the Agricultural Processing and Quality Enhancement Officer of VCDP in the state told the trainees that after a thorough research, the programme discovered TME 419 Casava specie had the best for more value and advised the trainees to shop for it for greater gain.
He also encouraged them to ensure proper hygiene and ensure NAFDAC registration when practicing their businesses to avoid Societal health implications.
In her remake, the founder of FOJIBAJEN Women Cassava Processor noted that Vitamin A Mrs Watsaji Angye commended Taraba VCDP for its passion for changing the lives of cassava women farmers in the state.
She noted that VCDP had brought her dreams to reality and pledged to always maintain the quality of her business for more value as require by the programme.
Angye also disclosed that through the assistance of VCDP, her company has so far employed over 30 ad-hoc staff for daily activities.
In their comments, the team leader for Bali local government, Dorothy Peter, Mr David Maigida for Donga and mrs Deborah Wilson for Jalingo both expressed willing to ensure that the training was put to practice and so as to grow their garri businesses to enhance food security.