Talk of a community female superhero in Dompim community, and all hands will point to Aunt Monica. When her community needed part of her strategically located farmland, for a school project, she willingly donated part of the land to them and her effort, has earned the community, the Dompin 1 primary & JSS, getting more and more young people, to be enrolled in school. She presently owns 32 acres of maize, plantain, cassava, yam, coconut and coco yam. She also has a goat, sheep and Poultry farm. She has supported a number of youth to venture into farming, by providing them with Seeds and Soft loans. Her impactful story, of how is she making her community happy, and transforming livelihoods, has been captured in the GOLD IN THE SOIL AWARDS DOCUMENTARY.
This year, the Women in Food and Agriculture Leadership Training Forum (WOFAGRIC) and Gold in the Soil Awards, will take place in Western region, Takoradi, on Wednesday, June 22 and Thursday, June 23.
The theme is, “AGRIWOMAN: RECOVER- GROW- STAND OUT!”
The Gold in the Soil Awards and Agriculture Leadership Training Forum (WOFAGRIC) has since its inception brought together over 2000 women in agriculture, awarded 42 of them who continue to excel exceptionally in their area of choice within the value chain.
The event engages stakeholders in government, policy and administration, development-partner organizations, Research, FBOs, Agric institutions, and resource persons, who support in the capacity building, training and mentorship sessions for the women.
Canada’s International Development – Global Affairs Canada, RDF, Yara Ghana, Fidelity Bank Plc, Absa Bank Ghana and are corporate sponsors this year’s event. Collaborating Institution include The Ministry Of Food And Agriculture Ghana (MOFA), Women in Agriculture Development (WIAD) and the National Farmers and Fishermen Award Winners Association (NFFAWAG) and the Western Regional Coordinating Council.
As we do every year, we shall be sharing with you, the stories of 45 women, making waves in Agriculture in the Western & Western North Regions! 2021 was Upper East & West. 2020 was Ashanti. 2019 was Volta. Follow Agrihouse TV on YouTube to watch past & present videos.