Tsengor Boduwaa, is a 48-year-old physically challenged farmer from owusukrom, in the eastern region, has defied the odds to establish a thriving agricultural enterprise in the community, despite facing numerous challenges, her determination and hard work have enabled her to grow cabbage and maize on her three acres of maize farm and one acre of cabbage farm.
Having ventured into farming five years ago, she embarked on this journey out of necessity to provide for herself and her family. With limited resources, she has managed to make significant progress through her relentless efforts in the field.
Her commitment to farming has not only secured a source of income but has also allowed her to support her children’s education and put food on the table.
However, her path to success is not without obstacles. The lack of financial means has made it challenging for her to acquire essential farming resources such as fertilizers, knapsacks, and irrigation pipes. These limitations have hindered her productivity and affected her overall income. Despite these setbacks, she remains determined to persevere and overcome these challenges.
“I believe I deserve recognition and support because of my unwavering dedication and hard work,” Tsengor expressed with conviction. “I have been able to see my eldest child through junior high school, and I am not letting my physical condition hinder me from providing for my family. I want my children to succeed in life, and farming has been my way of ensuring their well-being.”
Madam Tsengor Boduwaa is vying for the Super Woman Awards in Agrihouse Foundation gold in the soil awards with a special focus on women farmers with disabilities ,this year the Gold in the soil Awards will seek to award and celebrate all female farmers with disabilities under the super woman awards category.
Tsengor’s story serves as an inspiration, highlighting the transformative power of determination and resilience. Her ability to overcome adversity and pursue her goals despite physical limitations is a testament to her indomitable spirit.
In addition to her farming achievements, she encourages the youth in her community to consider agriculture as a viable career path. She believes that farming can not only provide sustenance but also create opportunities for economic growth and self-sufficiency. Tsengor’s story serves as an example to inspire others to explore the potential of agriculture and harness its benefits.
As Tsengor continues to navigate the challenges of farming, her unwavering spirit and commitment to her family serve as a shining example to the community. Her resilience and hard work embody the essence of determination and provide inspiration to others facing similar obstacles.
Agrihouse Foundation’s Production Team recently travelled across all 33 districts in the Eastern Region, their mission was to document the remarkable achievements of 62 shortlisted women farmers and farmers with disabilities in the Eastern Region, for the upcoming 5th Women in Food and Agricultural Leadership Training Forum (WOFAGRIC) & The Gold in the Soil Awards, an annual rotational Regional intervention organized by Agrihouse Foundation in partnership with global affairs Canada, captured the story of Boduwaa
Travelling from district to district, Agrihouse Production Team captured stories of resilience, innovation, and success, showcasing the immense talent and achievement and hard work of these women farmers in the Eastern Region.
Their efforts aim to make a profound impact by highlighting the incredible contributions of women farmers and farmers with disabilities, who pave the way for a more inclusive, sustainable, and prosperous agricultural sector that recognizes the vital role of women in shaping the future of food security.
Global Affairs Canada has for the past five years shown a continued commitment to recognizing the invaluable contributions of women farmers by sponsoring Agrihouse Foundation’s production team in our quest to recognize, honour and celebrate women farmers and farmers with disability, other partners for this year’s 5th WOFAGRIC and Gold in the Soil awards also includes Yara Ghana , RDF Ghana LBG and World Food Program.
Tsengor’s dedication and perseverance deserve recognition and support. Her story reminds us of the untapped potential within individuals who, despite challenging circumstances, remain determined to make a positive impact on their lives and the lives of their loved ones.
The 5th WOFAGRIC and Gold in the Soil Awards is scheduled for July 26-27 at the Bedtime hotel in Koforidua in the Eastern Region under the theme “OVERCOMING THE BARRIERS TO WOMEN AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: THE ROLE OF STAKEHOLDERS,” promise to be a momentous occasion. These events will bring together stakeholders, industry leaders, and women farmers and farmers with disability to award and celebrate achievements, share knowledge, and pave the way for a more inclusive and prosperous agricultural sector.
ABOUT WOFAGRIC AND GOLD IN THE SOIL AWARDS: Agrihouse Foundation’s Women in Food and Agricultural Leadership Training Forum (WOFAGRIC) & The Gold in the Soil Awards is an annual event that strengthens and promotes a paradigm shift in celebrating women farmers, processors, marketers, and individuals contributing to the agricultural value chain. These awards acknowledge the remarkable efforts of women in various sectors, including transportation, packaging, technology, and input dealers. Every year, the event moves from region to region, searching for these extraordinary women who play a significant role in putting food on our tables. Regardless of their abilities, they are thriving to contribute to the growth of the agricultural sector.