Petty traders of agricultural produce are mainly women. As payment system is going digital, they require support to be able to effectively attend to their numerous customers. Use of POS is difficult because these women cannot easily assess POS machine from the banks, in the situation w
Centre for Inclusive Agriculture and Gender Development (CIA-GED)
(Agriculture and Health for Development Initiatives)
Centre for Inclusive Agriculture and Gender Development (CIA-GED) is a non-governmental organisation that focuses on reduction of bottlenecks in agriculture with attention on the health status of farmers in rural and peri-urban areas in Nigeria. We are based in Ondo State, South West Nigeria but with reach in other peri urban and rural locations in the country. We are registered as an organisation incorporated by trustees with the Corporate Affairs Commission in Nigeria with registration number – CAC/IT/NO 82500
CIA-GED educates, engages and empowers people on health related issues and support value chain actors based in the rural areas in Nigeria on best practices in agricultural production. CIA-GED seeks to work towards improvement of the livelihood of small business owners particularly, businesses related to agriculture and based in rural area with concept of inclusivity.
CIA-GED mainstreams gender equity in her engagements and activities through collaboration with relevant International and Local Organizations with thematic focus on Inclusive Health and Agribusiness Development approaches for smallholder farmers.
Through action-research with farming households CIA-GED focus on following up on the impact of agribusiness on women reproductive activities and the need to support women with innovative technologies and labour saving tools that can serve as supporting structures for women in agriculture.
CIA-GED work with Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) in rural and urban centres, take up issues on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and other harmful traditional practices, sensitization on HIV-AIDS and preventable childhood diseases in rural areas amongst other related causes.
SHFs especially women are faced with challenges on access to finance, land, and non-adulterated farm inputs. CIA-GED works with these farmers on group dynamics, financial literacy, agribusiness cluster formation, cooperative management etc. with the ultimate goal of increasing productivity.
Farmers most especially women in agriculture in Nigeria are faced with the challenges on combining reproductive and domestic responsibilities with farming activities. This predisposes women to lots of stress resultant effects and its complications. Smallholder Farmers are engaged with skills and coping strategies necessary to manage stress.
CIA-GED with her team of medical experts engages rural communities to facilitate medical campaigns with SHFs. These include; free medical test, distribution of relevant drugs, facilitate referrals for complicated cases, facilitate access to long lasting Insecticide treated bed nets (mainly to children and nursing mothers). Sensitization on other forms of health education & disease prevention mechanisms are also carried out. The main objective of the Project is to cushion the effects of poor access to health facilities in rural communities, shortage of health workers and unorthodox practices in these regions.
So Far We Have …
We have educated, engaged and empowered over 3,000 Smallholders Farmers and women in Nigeria.
We are always excited to collaborate with individuals and other organisations.
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