Bridging the Gender Gap in Agriculture

by Abimbola Otepola, Corporate Communications Analyst, AFEX

In Nigeria, where women account for 75 percent of the farming population, Dije Sanni, a woman in her late thirties, has already overcome gender bias and prejudices associated with women in agriculture to become the leader of the Nasara Women Association of farmers. But the 6-year old association has still faced the challenge of accessing credit and loans for its members.

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