Jul 4

VALUE4HER launch

VALUE4HER launch

Event Overview

Women are actors in numerous agricultural value chains, offering huge potential for their participation in markets, but few are involved in the business end of the chain. Women often lack access to competitive markets; they lack the technical, leadership and management capacities to lead agribusiness for growth and are often limited in accessing business intelligence necessary to prosper in a market place. Women also experience other gender-related barriers, including access to finance, to help grow their businesses and enable them to compete more effectively in the market.

CTA, in collaboration with its partners from the ACP regions, has designed the programme VALUE4HER, to respond to these constraints, in order to increase incomes and employment for women in agribusinesses. VALUE4HER is an ACP wide programme aimed at increasing value for women from agribusinesses through market access, improving knowledge, skills and networks and global advocacy aimed at addressing some of the key barriers for women’s empowerment in agriculture.

Organisers

  • CTA

    The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.

  • Africa Women Agribusiness Network

    Africa Women Agribusiness Network is a non-profit, business member organisation that promotes women’s small, medium and large enterprises. The network was established in 2003 and envisions African women in agribusinesses becoming key players in global trade. AWAN’s secretariat is based in Nairobi, Kenya and has chapters in the Eastern Africa countries. The organisation also has presence in Western, Central and Southern Africa.