|10/8/2012 at 3:18:07 PM GMT
The Role of Women in Development, Featuring Nigerian Farmer Susan Godwin
Round Meeting Room, The Ohio Union
Friday, October 12, 2012 at 3PM
Come join Oxfam America for a talk and discussion on the power of women in development!
Susan Godwin, a smallholder farmer from Nigeria who has also been
recognized as the 2012 Female Food Hero in Nigeria, will be blessing us
with a discussion of her experiences living and farming in Nigeria.
The mother of five children, she lives and works in the village of
Tunduadabu, where she grows groundnuts, cassava, millet, maize and yams.
Along with other farmers in her community, Susan faces challenges such
as changing market demand for products,
low prices offered by middlemen buyers, and weak institutional support
for smallholder farmers.
Through participation in an Oxfam
agricultural program, she learned new farming techniques, formed saving
and lending groups, and became a leader in her community, increasing the
value of her farm and leading to her starting a business which employed
three other women.
For more, check out her bio: http://2012wfp.sched.org/speaker/susangodwin#.UG4CIVHDtIt
There will be drinks and snacks!