Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Capital Business
Capital Business


New project to focus on women in Agribusiness launched in Nairobi

The project dubbed Value for Her (Value4Her) seeks to build the capacities of women in the entire agriculture value chain and make them competitive, efficient and productive.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 5 – The European Union through the Center for Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) have today launched a new project that targets to improve the fortunes of women in Agri-business in ACP countries of Africa, Caribbean and Pacific regions.

The project dubbed Value for Her (Value4Her) seeks to build the capacities of women in the entire agriculture value chain and make them competitive, efficient and productive.

The project, which was launched in Nairobi on Thursday seeks to create opportunities for women on three key areas of access to finance and other productive resources, access to market, access to knowledge and skills.

Importantly, it is designed to rope women into the world of technology, especially digital technology to afford them an opportunity to be competitive in their agribusiness and enterprise.

Richard Lesiampe, Agriculture Principle Secretary for Agriculture, recognized the role women play in agri-business.

“The Government will thus help women with opportunities such as access to credit/ financing, technical know-how of agricultural production and value addition,” said Lesiempe.

He has lamented the low rate of women in land ownership putting it at 2 per cent and those who jointly own with their husbands to 5 per cent.

“This hinders women led agriculture due to lack of access to financing and land utilization rights.”

Stefano-Antonio Dejak, Head of Mission, Head of Delegation European Commission reaffirmed the EU’s commitment to support the ACP concept and more so more women into agribusiness and enterprise.

“Agriculture is the engine of growth in Africa. To grow their economies and create jobs, countries will have to transform agriculture to be modern, inclusive, productive and profitable, ” noted CTA Director Michael Hailu.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment

More on Capital Business

Executive Lifestyle

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 – The country’s super wealthy individuals are increasing their holding of bonds, gold and cash, a new report by Knight...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi has urged members of the public to exercise extreme caution when making any...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi is set to own half of Centum Investment Company PLC, following a go-ahead...

Ask Kirubi

It is without a doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has caught the whole world by surprise. Although its full impact is yet to be...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – Commercial Banks have been ordered to provide relief to borrowers on their personal loans, with loans eligible from March...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun17 – Kenya’s tea leaves manufacturer Kericho Gold, has been awarded the Superbrands Seal by Superbrands East Africa for their quality variety...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 13 – As the local telecommunications industry gears up to roll out 5G networks in the country, the Communications Authority of...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 22 – Airtel Kenya is offering free internet access for students in order to enable continued learning at home in the...