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The Representative of Yendi in the Parliament of Ghana, Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama, is scheduled to launch another pro poor and poverty alleviating program in his constituency to empower rural women through agriculture.

The lawmaker on July 4, 2022, is expected to outdoor the program dubbed: Partnership for Poverty Reduction in the Yendi municipality and present farm inputs to the rural women. The intervention seeks to increase women participation in agriculture in an area which is predominantly an agrarian community.

The intervention would also mitigate the gender inequality gap in the agricultural sector which for years has been dominated by male farmers in the country.

Hon Farouk Aliu Mahama believes equalizing the gap of gender inequality in this sector by supporting the women farmer with training and farm inputs would boost agriculture output in the world.

In this maiden launch of the program, the legislature through his Nongovernmental Organization would be assisting over 200 women within the Eastern corridor of northern Ghana farm inputs as well as knowledge and skills training workshop.

The MP who doubles as Board Chairman for Ghana Integrated Iron and Steel Development Corporation (GIISDEC) in interaction with THE CUSTODIAN noted the program would have far-reaching benefits to the women farmer, their families and the communities in a long run.

Meanwhile, even before his election in 2020 as the Member of Parliament, Mr. Farouk Aliu Mahama, annually distribute bags of fertilizers, seedlings, agrochemicals among farming inputs to farmers in Yendi to boost agriculture in the municipality.   

It is estimated that about 80 percent of the world’s food is produced by small-scale farming and women make up on average 43 percent of the agricultural labor value-chain in developing countries.