The story has it that the African Development Bank has launched a report that seeks to empower women to take the lead in agribusiness and agriculture value chains thus participating in Africa’s economic growth process.
The report, Economic Empowerment of African Women through Equitable Participation in Agricultural Value Chains, identifies opportunities for women that can increase Africa’s competitiveness and participation in global value chains.
“Women’s presence in the agricultural labour force is significant at 50% and produces 80% of Africa’s food. There is no better overlapping opportunity to support women’s economic empowerment and to strengthen a critical sector on the continent,” Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, AfDB’s Bank’s Special Envoy on Gender (SEOG), said Thursday.
Source: National Mirror of 2/9/15, pg.32