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Madam Johnson - Some of the Farm-Land Being Cultivated by POCHAWOIN

250 Rural Women Acquire Skills in Agriculture

POCHAWOIN executive director discloses
By: 
Judoemue M.Kollie

At least 250 women from Bomi, Cape Mount, and Gbarpolu Counties are being trained in improved agricultural practices for the reduction of rural poverty.

A non-governmental female empowerment organization, “Positive Change Women and Girls Initiatives, (POCHAWOIN)” has embarked on the training.

POCHAWOIN emerged a few years ago to help attract partners to positively impact the lives of rural dwellers---with emphasis on the vulnerable.

The organization hopes to eradicate poverty and help women sustain their families.

The training is being done through voluntary services provided by the organization which is presently involved in the cultivation for food of over 15 acres of swampland.

Speaking to this paper recently at on one of the training sites in Bomi County, the executive director of POCHAWOIN, Madam Veronica S. Johnson, disclosed that her institution is involved in building the capacity of farmers, mainly women, to improve their living conditions.

She named rice, cassava, vegetables, tomatoes, maize, watermelon, and cabbage, as crops earmarked for cultivation.

“Our goal is to empower women in as many ways as will enable them to become gainfully employed, and develop themselves into respectable members of their communities,” she said.

“POCHAWOIN has a trained staff that has operated in various field of agriculture in and out of Liberia. They have worked in areas such as Agriculture/Forestry, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Rural Development, Journalism, Programming, etc.

Madam Johnson explained that despite the many challenges faced by her institution, it remains committed to ensuring that its objectives are met.

 “We also undertake sustainable advocacy and sensitization activities for gender equality, equity, inclusion, and mainstreaming for rural women and girls.

We help farmers fully understand the impact of climate change and adopt new ways of farming.

Madam Johnson talked about the lack of office equipment, farming tools, seedlings, and crops, as some challenges facing her organization.

“We are appealing to the government and international partners, to assist us to reach more farmers,” she concluded.

At least 250 women from Bomi, Cape Mount, and Gbarpolu Counties are being trained in improved agricultural practices for the reduction of rural poverty.

A non-governmental female empowerment organization, “Positive Change Women and Girls Initiatives, (POCHAWOIN)” has embarked on the training.

POCHAWOIN emerged a few years ago to help attract partners to positively impact the lives of rural dwellers---with emphasis on the vulnerable.

The organization hopes to eradicate poverty and help women sustain their families.

The training is being done through voluntary services provided by the organization which is presently involved in the cultivation for food of over 15 acres of swampland.

Speaking to this paper recently at on one of the training sites in Bomi County, the executive director of POCHAWOIN, Madam Veronica S. Johnson, disclosed that her institution is involved in building the capacity of farmers, mainly women, to improve their living conditions.

She named rice, cassava, vegetables, tomatoes, maize, watermelon, and cabbage, as crops earmarked for cultivation.

“Our goal is to empower women in as many ways as will enable them to become gainfully employed, and develop themselves into respectable members of their communities,” she said.

“POCHAWOIN has a trained staff that has operated in various field of agriculture in and out of Liberia. They have worked in areas such as Agriculture/Forestry, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Rural Development, Journalism, Programming, etc.

Madam Johnson explained that despite the many challenges faced by her institution, it remains committed to ensuring that its objectives are met.

 “We also undertake sustainable advocacy and sensitization activities for gender equality, equity, inclusion, and mainstreaming for rural women and girls.

We help farmers fully understand the impact of climate change and adopt new ways of farming.

Madam Johnson talked about the lack of office equipment, farming tools, seedlings, and crops, as some challenges facing her organization.

“We are appealing to the government and international partners, to assist us to reach more farmers,” she concluded.

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