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Jan 28

VALUE4HER meeting: "Network strenghtening meeting for women agripreneurs"

VALUE4HER meeting: "Network strenghtening meeting for women agripreneurs"

Event Overview

CTA’s VALUE4HER project has embarked on a process of developing the first agribusiness intelligence network targeting women agripreneurs in Africa. The aim is to create a network of women in agribusiness, enhance information flow within these networks and with their markets, supply chains and other service providers, including investment and financing partners.

The two-day event spearheaded by CTA’s VALUE4HER, implementing partner African Woman Agribusiness Network (AWAN) and Ethiopian Women in Coffee Association (EWIC) bring together women agripreneurs from eight Horn and East African countries (Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somali, Tanzania and Uganda).

The purpose of the meeting is to share opportunities for women in agribusinesses, and discuss support systems, including the women’s agribusiness intelligence e-network. The meeting also deliberates on the new structure of AWAN, including the set-ups of agribusiness clubs.

A key highlight of the event is the launch of the Ethiopian women agribusiness club, during a networking cocktail in the evening of January 28, in the presence of senior Government of Ethiopia officials and senior representatives of regional and international organisations.


  • 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.