About Us

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’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.

Our Vision

African women in agribusinesses transformed into key players in global trade

“Women are multipliers and incredibly inventive…given an opportunity, they deliver.”

Our Mission

To provide women owned agribusinesses a platform that facilitates access to markets, trade information, blended and inclusive financing, innovative technology and opportunity to share what works


Seen as an engine for growth by governments and international development agencies, agribusiness and its related industries are receiving increased attention in policies and strategies that aim to promote investments in agro-enterprises and agro-based value chain development.  

Our Value Proposition

Knowledge and targeted advocacy

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

Data collection, analysis and experiences

AWAN is 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.

Based on that information we provide support to our members by advising on policies and strategies to improve competitiveness and food value chain performance

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