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GENDER IN WHEAT AGRICULTURAL PROJECT
IN NIGERIA
BY
FATIMA ABUBAKAR
LAKE CHAD RESEARCH INSTITUTE
MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA
INTRODUCTION
• Wheat grain is the world leading source of
energy and protein
• Wheat can be classified into three main
cla...
OBJECTIVE OF WHEAT VALUE CHAIN
• To enlighten and encourage women
• To improve production and productivity
• To improve in...
BENEFICIARIES OF THE PROGRAMME
• Women in agriculture
products developed from wheat by women
(bread, cakes, biscuits, spag...
• Youth in agriculture
• 120 youth were trained (men and women) on
wheat production and value addition
STAKEHOLDERS INVOLVED IN THE
PROJECT
• Research scientist
• National incubation centre
• Media
• Financial institutions
• ...
IMPORTANCE OF GENDER IN WHEAT
VALUE CHAIN
• Increase productivity
• Value addition
• Income
• Rural development
CHALLENGES OF GENDER
• CULTURE
• FUND LIMITATION
• LAND ACQUISATION
• LOW LEVEL EDUCATION AND AWARENESS
• INSECURITY
RECOMMENDATION
• IT IS ESSENTIAL TO DEVELOP PROCESSES AND
PRINCIPLES THAT WOULD PROMOTE GENDER
ISSUES
• NEED TO ENSURE EQU...
• LINKAGE OF WOMEN GROUP TO OTHER
RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS
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  1. 1. GENDER IN WHEAT AGRICULTURAL PROJECT IN NIGERIA BY FATIMA ABUBAKAR LAKE CHAD RESEARCH INSTITUTE MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION • Wheat grain is the world leading source of energy and protein • Wheat can be classified into three main classes • Various types of wheat are grown in Nigeria • Value addition involves the various stages of processing .
  3. 3. OBJECTIVE OF WHEAT VALUE CHAIN • To enlighten and encourage women • To improve production and productivity • To improve income and employment opportunies • Capacity building: training of gender through interaction
  4. 4. BENEFICIARIES OF THE PROGRAMME • Women in agriculture products developed from wheat by women (bread, cakes, biscuits, spaghetti etc)
  5. 5. • Youth in agriculture • 120 youth were trained (men and women) on wheat production and value addition
  6. 6. STAKEHOLDERS INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT • Research scientist • National incubation centre • Media • Financial institutions • NGOs • Millers and bakers (small scale)
  7. 7. IMPORTANCE OF GENDER IN WHEAT VALUE CHAIN • Increase productivity • Value addition • Income • Rural development
  8. 8. CHALLENGES OF GENDER • CULTURE • FUND LIMITATION • LAND ACQUISATION • LOW LEVEL EDUCATION AND AWARENESS • INSECURITY
  9. 9. RECOMMENDATION • IT IS ESSENTIAL TO DEVELOP PROCESSES AND PRINCIPLES THAT WOULD PROMOTE GENDER ISSUES • NEED TO ENSURE EQUATABLE ACCESS TO COUNTRY’S RESOURCES • ADEQUATE SENSITISATION OF WOMEN IN AGRUCLTURE • FORMATION OF WOMEN GROUPS OR ASSCIATION
  10. 10. • LINKAGE OF WOMEN GROUP TO OTHER RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS

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