Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are promoted as an equaliser of opportunities – but this is not always the case for women. Several African initiatives are demonstrating the critical contribution that information and knowledge can make to increase agricultural productivity and run a profitable agribusiness.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.