Research and statistics state that women constitute around 40% of the agricultural labour force in the ACP region and while they make essential contributions to rural economies and the growing advancements in digitalisation - the gender gap in access to information communication technologies (ICTs) continue to widen. This means women farmers, particularly in rural areas, experience difficulties accessing information, financial products and services and markets. They also often do not participate in relevant policy-making.
This issue of ICT Update is in collaboration with ACP YPN. ACP YPN has been pioneering the inclusion of youth experts in policy-making, within the EU-ACP partnership since 2014 and more recently at the level of the UN.