SUSTAINABILITY FOR WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION
“I will be participating in the ISA because I believe in the power of inclusive agribusiness value-chains for transforming food systems in Africa. With the right capacity and participatory community development approaches, women smallholder farmers are better positioned to tackle food insecurity through innovation and socio-economic progression.”
Mohammed Hafiz Musah (25 years) is an Inclusive Agribusiness Advisor from Ghana. He is the Co-founder and Operations Lead for FarmAsyst Limited, an Agri-tech company in Ghana that has developed a web and mobile application that takes stock of farm activities in real-time for enhancing monitoring, productivity, sustainable food production, and economic progress for smallholder farmers.
His ISA project SWAP (Sustainability-for-Women-in-Agricultural-Production) focuses on leveraging the power of women to promote food security in Africa whiles improving livelihoods; transitioning women from subsistence farming to commercial agriculture through the introduction and adoption of climate-smart technologies and conservative practices, as well as behavioral change activities to tackle socio-cultural norms (e.g., access to land) impeding women’s contribution to food security. Through partnerships, climate-smart agriculture practices can be contextualized for smallholder farmers.