The Agricultural Development Programme (ADP) of Anambra State says 10 women have been selected to undergo advanced training in different economic ventures at Nigeria Institute for Horticulture Research Training (NIHORT), Ibadan.
Mrs Patricia Uba, the Coordinator of Department of Women in Agriculture in the ADP, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Monday that the 10 women were selected from different cooperative societies.
She said that the women, who would be sponsored by the Anambra Government, would be taught how to turn waste into wealth, adding that the women would, in turn, teach others in their respective cooperatives.
“When we visited NIHORT, there were a lot of good innovations we saw there, these innovations can give succour to the people, particularly in these hard times..
“The state government deemed it fit to sponsor some women from different cooperative societies to learn the skills at NIHORT and later transfer the knowledge to others.
“Some of the things they will learn include the process of making soap using plantain peelings, the extraction of perfume from flowers and the production of shampoo.
“This will enable the women to become self-reliant; they will also be able to generate income, create employment and ultimately contribute to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP),’’ she said. (NAN)