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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.


Gender View all in Gender

Helping women farmers to succeed through improved access to basic infrastructure

Much greater focus is needed on infrastructure development in rural farming communities, to help modernise the equipment that women use to farm, relieve some of the drudgery of the tasks that they undertake, lower the risks to which they are exposed, and reduce the post-harvest losses that significantly affect their overall earnings as primary agricultural producers.

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Agribusiness development interventions help Pacific island communities access global markets

Leveraging socio-cultural push and pull factors to benefit women in agribusiness

Securing finance for women agripreneurs – looking at the bigger picture

Bridging the gender gap View all in Bridging the gender gap

Gender equality: Ag-tech’s potential to boost women’s empowerment

Digital technologies are revolutionising agricultural value chains, providing improved access to inputs, finance, markets and weather information. With the right policies and programmes in place, agricultural digitalisation has the potential to facilitate women’s economic empowerment.

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Irene Ochem: Using technology to bridge the gender gaps in agribusiness

Uganda: Lawyers go digital to reach women farmers

Ghana: Digital vaccine delivery service

Women and Digitalisation in Agriculture View all in Women and Digitalisation in Agriculture

Overcoming the divide on women and digitalisation in agriculture

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.

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Women and Digitalisation in Agriculture

Women leadership at the head of the Pan-African Farmers’ Organisation: the Integrated Rural Development Strategy

The gender and open data intersection

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