Throughout history, women have made gains in control of their selves, assets and visibility in a male dominated world, and then lost them. In those moments, like Penelope waiting for Ulysses, women unpicked and restitched the tapestry of their lives. We could be facing another of those unstitching moments right now, as women's roles and aspirations are being challenged in many arenas. It is time to recast and restitch.Read More
Bridging the gap
Women, as producers of the majority of food in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, are the guardians of food security.
The transformation of agriculture to achieve greater food and nutrition security in ACP countries can only be realised if women gain full access to the resources that can increase smallholder productivity and incomes.
Enabling greater access to digital technologies for women and bridging this digital divide are crucial steps to achieving Zero Hunger.
VALUE4HER: Networking to Empower Women in Business
Meet Jane Maigua, Managing Director of Exotic EPZ Ltd in Kenya. Jane is the winner of the #VALUE4HER Agripreneur Award. Through her company, she supports macadamia nuts smallholder farmers and employs members of the local community. Thanks to the VALUE4HER project, she met other women working in agribusiness and was able to link up with them for future collaboration. Good news for the farmers: Jane Maigua has ambitious plans, she wants to scale up the production capacity of her company and therefore export more.