President Muhammadu Buhari will, on Wednesday, launch a N10 billion agriculture environmental impact fund to support women farmers to increase access to food production.
These include women, whose farmlands were affected by environment degradation and terrorism.
A statement in Abuja by Dean, Agric Faculty, University of Abuja Prof. A.A. Adeniyi said the event by the Women Association for National Agriculture Environment Impact Fund (WAEIF), would focus on food increase to reduce impact of recession.
He explained that pollution of the environment led to importation of genetics modified organism food, which often caused cancer.
“The WAEIF launch of N10 billion agriculture environmental impact fund will serve as alternative funding option for women who could not have access to land, collateral for bank loan, especially women from Northeast that have been displaced due to terrorism and cultural factors.”