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Economic empowerment of african women through equitable participation in value chains

The overall objective of this project is to identify areas that the African Development Bank (AfDB) and its partners could target to empower women economically in agriculture. Addressing the barriers that reduce the participation of women along the agricultural value chain, from production through to processing and trade, will be pivotal in transforming their role in the sector and in empowering them economically.
The report highlights five major constraints that can limit women’s productivity and full inclusion into the agricultural economy: lack of access to assets, lack of access to financing, limited training, gender-neutral government policy, time constraints due to heavy domestic responsibilities.

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