Women are key actors in numerous agricultural value chains, with more than 60% of Agricultural labour force in Africa provided by them. Supporting & accelerating women owned Agribusiness has high potential for addressing the constraints to their economic inclusion & empowerment. This provides for greater investment returns on livelihoods and wealth creation for rural communities in Africa, thus contributing significantly to the economic growth of the continent. Promoting women’s agribusinesses through interventions that increase opportunities for trade, market linkages and Agri-tech will change the way agriculture will be perceived in the future.
Africa Women Agribusiness Network is a non-profit, business member organization that promotes women’s small, medium and large enterprise growth. The Network was established in 2003 and envisions African women in agribusinesses becoming key players in global trade. AWAN’s secretariat is based in Nairobi, Kenya and has chapters in the Eastern Africa Countries. The organization also has presence in Western, Central and Southern Africa.