Women’s Day outreach events in Nigeria and Niger
Smart Food processing for household nutrition and income generation was the focus of an outreach event at Tofa Local Government Area, Kano State. Ms Hafsat S Ibrahim, Gender officer, ICRISAT-Nigeria, gave a talk and taught women how to prepare the very popular, highly nutritious and cost-effective baby food “Tom-brown” by mixing soybean, groundnut and sorghum. Participants also witnessed a sorghum doughnut demo. Photo shows the 26 participants in their customized hijabs with improved sorghum seed packages that they can try out on their farms.
In Niger, the ICRISAT women’s group visited students of Sadore village primary school and donated cleaning material, sponges, chalk pieces, buckets and books. Dr Clarisse Umutoni, livestock scientist, encouraged young girls of the school to persist in their studies.