Vision Statement

The Vision of the Voice of Women in the Development of Agriculture (VOWDA) is to be a global center of excellence for gender responsive research in agriculture

Mission

The Mission of the Voice of Women in the Development of Agriculture (VOWDA) is to transform agriculture through science, technology and innovation that ensures world food security for all and economic prosperity. VOWDA seeks to bridge the gap between agricultural Scientists and rural farmers most especially women

Goals

  • To fight hunger and poverty in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa through women professionals involved in Agricultural Research
  • To contribute to the growth of the agricultural sector through research, technology transfer and utilization of agricultural innovations

Our Objectives

  1. Link nutrition, agriculture and food production through provision of technical expertise under the agricultural transformation agenda initiative by working with rural women at the grass-roots level to improve farm yield and food production.
  2. organize women farmers as change agents of sustainable agricultural development in their communities and link Agribusiness to marketing of farm products
  3. mainstream gender into agricultural policy and program
  4. To make careers in agriculture attractive and acceptable by the Nigerian youths at the various levels of our academic institutions through tailored fellowship programs
  5. Technology transfer to rural women and school children in both agricultural and environmental areas
  6. Professional development and education for women, youth and girls
  7. Advocacy in the areas of
    1. Gender awareness
    2. Agricultural resource distribution
    3. Mentoring and career guidance
  8. Networking with similar agencies within Nigeria and Advanced countries

CORE VALUES

  1. Accountability and Transparency
  2. Innovativeness and quality
  3. Environmental consciousness
  4. Partnerships and cooperation
  5. Integrity and ethics