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Here Comes the Nigeria Female Food Hero

March 7th, 2012 Posted in Agriculture, Campaigns, English, Nigeria

By Brenda Ogosi-Bepeh, Campaigns and Communication Coordinator Nigeria

It was a celebration galore for Small Scale farmers in Abuja yesterday where six of them were presented with awards of excellence and in recognition of their contribution to feeding Nigerians during the ‘Making Food Markets GROW Awards’ ceremony. The ceremony was well attended by farmers, International nongovernmental organisations, Banks and government officials just to mention a few. 

Susan Godwin, Winner Female Food Hero Award – Nigeria

Susan Godwin, the Female Food Hero overall winner, a mother of five, farmer and a small scale entrepreneur who owns a vegetable oil processing plant, was full of joy and gratitude to Oxfam and her partners for the trainings she received and the recognition at the Making Food Markets GROW Awards ceremony. Speaking with Susana after receiving the award further confirmed my belief that we are making a lot of difference in people’s lives.

She says ‘’ the training I received helped me to develop interest in cultivating groundnuts and processing before selling so that I can get more money’’. Susana also cultivates yams, guinea corn, beans and cassava, she disclosed that the trainings she got has helped her improve her livelihood and get more income.

Baba Kaita the overall winner of the individual category is a fish farmer with a very simple story, he started a very small scale fish farm and has been able to GROW the farm. He is full of gratitude to Oxfam, Voluntary Service Overseas and Partners for all the efforts that has been put into their trainings and the awards ceremony.

 

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