Utrade with UFarm AfricaAs we celebrate the 2024 United Nations International Women’s Day under the theme “Invest in women: Accelerate Progress,” it is crucial to recognize the pivotal role women play in agriculture and the profound impact their empowerment can have on global food security and economic prosperity. At U-Farm Africa, we firmly believe in the power of gender equality, women’s empowerment, and their rights to healthier lives as indispensable tools for sustainable development.

Gender equality in agriculture is not just a matter of social justice, but a prerequisite for achieving food security, poverty eradication, and sustainable development. Women make up nearly half of the agricultural labor force globally, yet they often face significant barriers, including limited access to resources, land, finance, and decision-making power. By addressing these disparities and ensuring equal opportunities for women in agriculture, we can unlock their full potential as agents of change and accelerate progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.


At U-Farm Africa, we are committed to empowering women in agriculture through various initiatives, one of which is, “Tractor for Grains” although the initiative is open to both genders, but we are particular about women, being that they make up majority of smallholder farmers in Nigeria, and Africa at Large. we are aimed at enhancing their skills, knowledge, and access to resources. From providing training and capacity building programs to promoting women’s leadership and entrepreneurship, we strive to create an enabling environment where women can thrive and contribute meaningfully to agricultural development.

On this International Women’s Day, let us celebrate the achievements of women in agriculture and renew our commitment to empowering them for a brighter and more sustainable future. Whether they are smallholder farmers, agri-entrepreneurs, or rural leaders, women play a vital role in feeding the world and driving agricultural innovation. It is time to recognize their contributions, amplify their voices, and ensure they have equal opportunities to thrive in the agricultural sector.

As we reflect on the theme “Invest in women: Accelerate Progress” this International Women’s Day, we advocate for investing in women to accelerate progress towards achieving gender equality, sustainable development, and a world where all women and girls have the opportunity to lead healthier, more prosperous lives. Together, let us cultivate change and build a more inclusive and resilient agricultural sector for future generations.