Social impact organization, Tilaa Company Limited has supported women farmers in the Mion District with 70 bags of fertilizers.
The donation is expected to help the farmers boost their Agricultural productivity.
Chief Executive Officer of Tilaa Company, Sadik Ibn Abdulai who presented the items to the farmers at a short ceremony in Tamale on Sunday said about 500 women out-growers from four communities in the Mion District will benefit from the project.
The communities include Salinkpang, Tintang, Nagbali and Gunsi.
He said the beneficiaries are selected from communities considering the poverty rate in the area and the rate at which the environment is degraded.
Speaking in an interview with Justicefmonline.com, Mr Abdulai said his company aims at creating sustainable jobs for the women farmers and reclaim degraded lands due to bush burning and the felling down of trees.
“Our mission is to create sustainable jobs for the poor rural women, conserve the ecosystem and reclaim degraded lands” he told Justicefmonline.com.
He said already, through this initiative, ” we have reclaimed about 200 hectares of land in the area, through beekeeping and cashew plantation… And we have also created jobs for the women around the community by giving them beehives, so that this will one serve as an alternative source of income to them”.
Alhassan Abubakari, a former Assembly Member for Salinkpang Electoral Area who received the fertilizers on behalf of the women farmers commended the company for the support.
He said the donation of the fertilizers cannot be underestimated because the women are always in dire need of such support, regardless how little it may be considered.
He said the women will be able to support their families in the daily running of their homes if the are able to make good yields and he believes the fertilizers will help in that regard.
Mr Abubakari called for more of such support to the women farmers, saying that “the women usually suffer so much in farming”.
Tilaa Company Limited which is headquartered in Tamale, specializes in beekeeping and cashew plantation.
Farmers in most parts of the region have been complaining of poor yields due to what experts have blamed on the fast rate at which the agricultural lands are being degraded.
Story: Mumuni Yirifa Yunus I Justicefmonline | Tamale