How Female Farmer is Breaking ‘Grass Ceiling’ in Moringa Farming

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By Rabiu Musa

Fiddausi Alkali, a 28-year-old, from Taura local gov’t area of Jigawa state has defied all odds to break the grass ceiling in Moringa farming.

The farmer, who graduated from Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, as top of her class has been one who is playing in Moringa big league among women in Taura local government.

After graduating from University, the young enterprise woman veered into farming industry, breaking the grass ceiling in Moringa business.

In an interview with Farmers Voice NG, she revealed that her farming enthusiasm dates way back to secondary school when she used to follow her father to farm, in Majia town.

She said ‘’I grew up with a passion to be a farmer, and contribute my quota toward societal development’’.

‘’I ventured into the farming business with the help of my father’’. She further revealed that ‘’I was lucky to be one of the beneficiaries of Food the Future training in Dutse, sometime in 2019, where my experience was further distinguished in Moringa farming and marketing’’.

Fiddausi told Farmers Voice NG, that she rakes in huge profit every year from the Moringa farming.

She noted that ‘’Moringa farming has huge potentials to boost farmer’s income and create jobs opportunities’’.

She said ‘’Sometimes, customers from Dawanau market in Kano and Lagos states used to buy the produce and pay in advance ahead of the harvesting period’’.

Fiddausi’s farming venture serves as inspiration to other women in Taura local government. Her success showed the difference farming can make to rural communities.

She reiterated her commitment to improve the venture with modern innovation and empower other women with same idea to become self-reliant.

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