Women in Agribusiness Value Chains in Africa

This white paper on women in African agribusiness value chains discusses current knowledge, trends and developments related to the process of developing gender-equitable and inclusive agribusiness value chains in Africa. Through a review of existing evidence, and informed by the voices of women agripreneurs and stakeholders across the continent, it provides an analysis of the barriers and constraints to women’s equitable involvement in agribusiness as business owners, describes interventions and practices being used to address these constraints and makes recommendations for action. The paper also identifies knowledge gaps that need to be addressed to develop evidence-based reforms and monitor progress in gender-responsive agribusiness development. The analysis provided is intended as a foundation to assist governments, policy makers, development practitioners and private sector actors to devise gender-responsive programmatic and policy interventions.

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