Frequently Asked Questions

Who is AWAN

Africa Women Agribusiness Network is a non-profit, business member organization that promotes women’s small, medium and large enterprises. The Network was established in 2003 and envisions African women in agribusinesses becoming key players in global trade.

AWAN has  grown and expanded its network over the years to more countries in Eastern Africa, Western and the Southern regions of Africa.

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How do I start and create an AWAN chapter in my country?

Speak to us if you are considering starting an AWAN Chapter in your country.

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How do I become an AWAN member?

AWAN is a business member organization Network for women in agribusiness. We offer two types of memberships:

Individual businesses-women who are currently established in or actively pursuing agricultural trade in local, regional or international markets.

Country Chapter members-A group  of different individual businesses owned  by women .

Please visit our website to register https://www.awanafrica.com

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What makes us unique?

AWAN uses knowledge and targeted advocacy to address a deeper understanding of the factors that provide a conducive business environment to counter the challenges in the development of agribusiness.

We are moving toward innovative technologies in data collection, analysis and experiences in order to understand the changes in trends and realities of existing and new markets and challenges in the value chains. Therefore, we provide support to our members by advising on policies and strategies to improve competitiveness and food value chain performance

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What are some of the benefits of becoming an AWAN member?

AWAN gives two types of memberships:

Individual Business membership:

  • Opportunity to participate in AWAN digital platforms.
  • Listing on AWAN website with a link to the member’s website.
  • Inclusion on AWAN website mailing list for information on current trade news, updates on upcoming markets and trading opportunities.
  • Opportunity to participate in AWAN events such as B2B, trade fairs, buyers and seller’s markets.
  • Opportunity to participate in the AWAN Agri-preneur of the year awards.
  • Linking members toAgri-Techadvancement, innovations and regular Agri-Tech talk. 
  • AWAN Certification as proof of good agricultural conduct.
  • An AWAN registration number that can be included on the individual’s business cards and letterhead.
  • AWAN letter acknowledging the individual’s membership upon request.

Chapter membership:

  • Use of AWAN logo and brand with prior approval.
  • Opportunity to participate in AWAN digital platforms for business.
  • Chapter members have access to the AWAN services and its affiliates’ services.
  • Support chapters in mapping targeted advocacy issues, market related challenges and linking them with reputable research institutions.
  • Chapters are included on the platform’s mailing list for information on current trade news and updates on upcoming opportunities.
  • Opportunity to participate in AWAN events at discounted prices such as B2B, trade fairs, buyers and seller’s markets.

 

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