In a remarkable initiative to recognize and celebrate the exceptional work of women farmers, Agrihouse Foundation’s production team has embarked on a journey across all 33 districts in the Eastern Region.
Their mission is to document the remarkable achievements of nominated women farmers for the upcoming 5th Women in Food and Agricultural Leadership Training Forum (WOFAGRIC) & The Gold in the Soil Awards. By shedding light on their outstanding contributions, the team aims to inspire others in the agricultural sector.
Travelling from district to district, the production team will capture stories of resilience, innovation, and success, showcasing the immense talent and achievement of these women farmers who submitted their nomination forms and have been selected by the planning committee to partake in the gold in the soil awards .
Their efforts aims to make a profound impact by highlighting the incredible contributions of women farmers and farmers with disabilities, who pave the way for a more inclusive, sustainable, and prosperous agricultural sector that recognizes the vital role of women in shaping the future of food security.
Global Affairs Canada has for the past five years shown a continued commitment to recognizing the invaluable contributions of women farmers by sponsoring Agrihouse Foundation’s production team.
Their partnership has played a crucial role in documenting the exceptional work of nominated women farmers as they journey through the Eastern Region for the 5th Women in Food and Agricultural Leadership Training Forum (WOFAGRIC) & The Gold in the Soil Awards.
The collaboration between Global Affairs Canada and Agrihouse Foundation is driven by the objective of empowering women in agriculture and promoting gender equality. Their unwavering support inspires women’s active participation, fosters an inclusive agricultural community, and celebrates remarkable achievements. This partnership has become a cornerstone in advancing sustainable practices in the sector.
The upcoming WOFAGRIC and Gold in the Soil Awards, scheduled for July 26-27 in the Eastern Region under the theme “OVERCOMING THE BARRIERS TO WOMEN AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: THE ROLE OF STAKEHOLDERS,” promise to be a momentous occasion. These events will bring together stakeholders, industry leaders, and women farmers and farmers with disability to celebrate achievements, share knowledge, and pave the way for a more inclusive and prosperous agricultural sector.
ABOUT WOFAGRIC AND GOLD IN THE SOIL AWARDS: Agrihouse Foundation’s Women in Food and Agricultural Leadership Training Forum (WOFAGRIC) & The Gold in the Soil Awards is an annual event that strengthens and promotes a paradigm shift in celebrating women farmers, processors, marketers, and individuals contributing to the agricultural value chain. These awards acknowledge the remarkable efforts of women in various sectors, including transportation, packaging, technology, and input dealers. Every year, the event moves from region to region, searching for these extraordinary women who play a significant role in putting food on our tables. Regardless of their abilities, they are thriving to contribute to the growth of the agricultural sector.
The partnership between Global Affairs Canada and Agrihouse Foundation exemplifies a shared commitment to empowering women farmers and promoting sustainable practices in the agricultural sector. Through their comprehensive support, recognition of achievements, and collaborative initiatives, women’s contributions are celebrated, inspiring others and fostering a thriving agricultural community. The transformative power of this partnership highlights the vital role that gender equality and women empowerment play in achieving sustainable development goals in the agricultural sector.