According to Her Excellency Madam Kati Csaba, Canada’s High Commissioner to Ghana and Sierra Leone
the Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) of Global Affairs Canada empowers women and girls to achieve peace, equality, and social justice. Global Affairs Canada.
She added that enabling women to achieve their rights and economic potential goes a long way to helping the whole society in terms of sustainability and peace and that this is at the core of the activities of Global Affairs Canada.
This is why, among other things, in Ghana, our team supports agricultural initiatives that support women farmer-based organizations in post-production and processing; economic empowerment initiatives that support young women in non-traditional trades in order to break bias; and gender-equality-specific programming that helps women and girls realize their full human rights. “
Her remarks were made in a news release ahead of the Agrihouse Foundation’s biennial WOFAGRIC and Gold in the Soil Awards, which will be held this year.
Madam Kati Csaba thanked the Agrihouse Foundation and the 45 women farmers who have been nominated and documented for this year’s Gold in the Soil Awards, but also acknowledged the seventeen women farmers with disabilities who will receive Honorary Awards on June 22 and 23, at the Akroma Plaza Hotel in the Western Region, Takoradi.
Thank you to these inspiring ladies for proving that living with a handicap does not prevent them from realizing their full potential. Taking charge of their own destiny, they’ve risen to the top of their fields. ” Agriwoman: RECOVER-Develop-STAND-OUT is this year’s theme, and Canada looks forward to an event that will enable women, and farmers, to recover from the effects of COVID-19 and grow to be more robust to future shocks.
Agribusinesses run by Ghanaian women should be able to export their goods and make more money, she said.
This year’s “Gold in the Soil Awards” got eighty-two (82) nominations from the Western and Western North regions, according to the executive director of Alberta’s Agrihouse Foundation.
For the most part, Ms. Akosa Sarpong said she was pleased with this year’s nominees since they were fair and included a significant number of women farmers and ag-related enterprises.
This year’s list of sponsors and partnering organizations will be used to enable the first day of the two-day event’s capacity-building, mentoring, training, and empowerment events, she added. A capacity-building workshop on the theme of “Agri-woman lifestyle, Total Wellbeing and brand development” will be led by MAG-Canada resource people.
Agriwomen will also be mentored on how to use mental health suggestions to improve their personal development as well as their family life during one-on-one mentoring sessions.
Gold in the Soil Awards will be given out on day two of the event, which honors worthy small-scale female farmers who are doing particularly well.
The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Awards include the following: Super Woman Farmer Award, She-Innovates Award, Climate-Smart Women Project Awards The Change Champion Awards, the Lady of the Region Export Awards Development Partner Recognition AwardsAwardsOutstanding Woman in Extension Services Awards, She-Operates AwardsThe Star Female Entrepreneur AwardsThe Royal Agro-Awards The Diamond in the Rough Awards The Feed to Food Awards (Poultry, Livestock, Dairy)
WOFAGRIC and the Gold at the Soil Awards As part of an annual tour, the WOFAGRIC and Gold in the Soil Awards honor outstanding contributions made by women in agriculture across the world.
The two-part event has been hosted in the Volta, Ashanti, Upper East, and West Regions in the last three (3) years.
There have been over 2000 women from agribusiness who have benefited from the Women in Food and Agriculture Leadership Training Forum’s exposure to more innovative approaches to managing their businesses, while the Gold in the Soil Awards have received 638 entries and was awarded to 45 agriwomen under the various categories of the competition.
An important aspect of the event’s mission is to bring together a wide range of stakeholders in government, policy, and administration; development-partner organizations; research; non-governmental organizations; and agricultural institutions.
In order to help the women succeed in the sector, the trainers and mentors provide them with business knowledge and industry innovations. Sponsors for this year’s event include YARA, RDF Ghana, ABSA, OCP Africa, and Fidelity Bank.
MOFA, WIAD, National Farmers and Fishermen Award Winners Association (NFFAWAG), and the Western Regional Coordinating Council are some of the institutions involved in the project.