The project, which will run initially for 2 years (2018–2020), will target women who own agribusinesses that operate in horticulture, grains, dairy, poultry, or fisheries value chains. Key activities include:
- Development of a digital database of women entrepreneurs for each region.
- Training women on business leadership and managerial skills.
- Development of one women’s agribusiness e-hub in each region, which will offer services to women entrepreneurs.
- Organisation of one ‘business-to-business’ fair and match-making event in each region.
- Provision of a competitive innovation fund to enhance linkages with women lower down the value chain and initiate efficiency measures, including the use of ICTs.
- Design and Implementation of advocacy initiatives aimed at addressing key economic barriers to women’s entrepreneurship.
- Preparations and co-hosting of a global forum on women in agripreneurship.
- Launch of a Women Agripreneur of the Year award to recognise entrepreneurs who have excelled and shown remarkable innovation in their business.
Source: PAEPARD FEED