On Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th November, the Lagos Food Bank kicked off its partnership Access Bank Plc to enrol and train vulnerable beneficiaries through the Family Farming program with a two day theoretical and practical based sessions on the essential knowledge and skills necessary to start their backyard farms.
In an address of the beneficiaries, Mr Charles Egekwu of Access Bank stated his appreciation to the food bank for the partnership and also stated that the intervention was for the sustainability of the beneficiaries and their families. The training was focused on Urban agriculture, Vegetable production, Snail production, and Poultry production as these are the primary focus of the program to promote food and financial security among women and youth living within vulnerable communities.
In his opening speech, the founder of Lagos Food Bank, Dr Michael Sunbola shared his appreciation to the partners for their partnership and presence at the training session. He also encouraged the beneficiaries to attentively listen to the trainers and ask questions when needed, as the sessions were put in place to promote self-sustainability. Also present was a discharged beneficiary of the program Mrs Yusuf testified to the benefits of the training and the knowledge she received to start out her farm. She also expressed her gratitude to the food bank for their continued support.
The sessions concluded with practical demonstration sessions on all small scale agricultural production as the beneficiaries were engaged in a hands-on session during the training.