Kano women to benefit from N8.8 billion IsDB agricultural intervention
Women in Kano State have been assured that they will continue to benefit from the ongoing implementation of the $21.31 million Kano State Agro-Pastoral Development Project (KSADP) ( N8.8 billion) over 5 years through a loan facility from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB). The facility includes a grant component from the Live and Livelihood Funds (LLF). The fund is invested in the development of the sustainable agricultural production system in the state.
The assurance was given by the State Coordinator of KSADP, Malam Ibrahim Garba, when he received in his office a coalition of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) working with the Partnership for the Advancement of Women in Economic Development (PAWED) to promote women’s economic empowerment in Kano. State.
According to him, most of the interventions that women will benefit from are either in the form of grants or heavily subsidized, adding that in situations where men are expected to provide matching funding or 50% contribution, women will get 100% grant. .
“There are certain interventions like animal fattening, milk production, rice milling in which women get free inputs or make small contributions while there are interventions where both men and women get equal criteria,” he said.
Speaking on behalf of the coalition, Hajiya Ai’sha Bello of the Development Research and Projects Center (dRPC), said the coalition is so concerned about advocating for stronger and more sustainable women’s economic development that will ensure women’s financial stability for a better society. .