A Doctor of Divinity, Theologian, Former school Teacher, Agriculturalist, A Farmer, Woman Leader and Humanitarian Advocate. She emerged as the first “Woman National President in Agriculture Commodities.” Dr. Florence Edwards is an Ambassador at Global Goodwill, Board Advisory US-Africa Trade Council, Member of Amnesty International and She Trade Commonwealth U.K, US-Nigeria Trade Council, USA,Nigeria-America Chamber of Commerce, Federation Agriculture Commodity Association of Nigeria (FACAN) and All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN). She is the current National President of Ginger Growers, Processors and Marketers Association of Nigeria. GGPMAN is the only National Commodity Association having women as heads of affairs in the 36 states of the Federation. She is an indigene of Anambra State, who had her education in Kano State and very fluent in the three major Nigerian languages (Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo).
Dr. Florence is also the Chairperson, Board of Trustees (BoT) of ‘African Food Spices Producers and Marketers Association’. Her capability as a great Manager, Administrator, Business Mogul, a Goal-getter with strong passion in agriculture, has led to her establishing the ‘Turmeric Dealers Association of Nigeria and Spice Dealers Association’ in line to the expansion of Ginger (as Nigeria has the spiciest ginger in the world). Her target is to bring Ginger, Turmeric and other Spices grown in Nigeria to Global Market. Under her leadership, there has been an establishment of more than 200 thousand farmers in 33 states of Nigeria with the aim of expanding to all the 36 states and “breaking the ideology that Ginger can only be grown in the Northern region of Nigeria”.
Her determination towards enriching and uplifting those in the rural areas, more importantly the grass root farmers knows no bounds. This has further made her to seek the improvement of “Women and Youths” in all the regions of Nigeria through agriculture; with her slogan: “PUTTING A SMILE ON THE FACE OF NEEDY IS MY PASSION” and her non-governmental organization (NGO) “WOMEN FARMING WITHOUT BORDERS INITIATIVES” is aimed at empowering women, especially those in the rural areas to become more proactive and productive as they are mainly Labourers on most Ginger Farms and Processing Sites. And “Yes, we can help Nigerian women in Agriculture today”!!!