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To empower women’s group in the South Dayi District, the Department of Agriculture, has organized an off-farm training programme for women in Peki Agbateh , a farming settlement at South Dayi District on Friday 26th August 2022.
The participants for the one-day training, was from Agbateh Amenuveve Financial Business Organisation (AAFBO) were trained on packaging, branding and standardization in liquid soap, cake soap and shower gel.
Mr Carl Azumah , Officer for Women In Agriculture Development (WIAD), in the district, said off-farm activity was any activity undertaken by a farmer outside farming as an additional source of income and for their product to meet market standardization.
He said the skill acquired was regarded as a source of livelihood for farm households, and as a means to add value to the products produce by farmers. The training was also aim to encourage women especially the aged group who are not actively engage in farming activities to get additional income.
Miss Veronica Doe, the facilitator for the training, took participants through three sessions.
Session 1: Description, question and answer teaching
Aspiring business women took their first steps in developing the needed technical and business management skills required to infiltrate the workforce, hence, becoming effective leaders in their community.
Skills learnt: Packaging, Branding, Standardization and Pricing
Session 2: Product Act Base
Apex group was engages in learning important knowledge and 21st skills by creating objects to present evidence of learning.
Skills learnt: Cake soap, powdered soap, Liquid soap, showel gel
Session 3: Business Training
The facilitator addressed the women and coached them on the relevant business skills they needed to start and grow their businesses.
Skills Learnt: Marketing, Pricing & Selling, Product Packaging, Record keeping & Accounts, Access to funds
Mrs Doris Abebrese, the President of Agbate Amenuveve Women Financial Business Organization (AAWFBO) , thanked the Agriculture Department, for the off-farm training and said it was also an income diversification strategy. She also pleaded to the District Assembly to support them financially and also to get marketers for their product.
The District Assembly representative at the program Mr. Winfred Fianyo who is District I.T. Officer pledge that he will make sure their request will be given necessary attention at the management level.