One goal of VALUE4HER digital registration of women-owned agribusinesses is to increase flow of market information among women entrepreneurs.
VALUE4HER is undertaking this registration to facilitate a digital database. It will be the first agribusiness intelligence network targeting women. Registration is open, separately, to women in Eastern and Western Africa. It’s open to aggregators, processors, exporters and other female players in agribusiness.
VALUE4HER is an initiative to increase women incomes in agribusiness. They achieve this through increased market access, financing, plus knowledge, skill and capacity development. The initiative was launched by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) in collaboration with the African Women in Agribusiness Network (AWAN East Africa) and African Women Innovation and Enterprise Forum (AWIEF).
Women agribusiness entrepreneurs who register, for this digital database, will benefit from better supply chain information. There will be other benefits:
- Participation in a global Business to Business (B2B) form
- Eligibility for a 2-phase agribusiness management and leadership training
- A chance to apply for a competitive grant aimed at boosting innovation in women agribusinesses
- Additional capacity building under planned VALUE4HER programs
Eastern Africa registration is open to women-owned agribusinesses in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Djibouti and Somalia. The businesses must be registered companies and should have been in existence for at least 3 years. The businesses should have a capitalization, or value, of at least sh.2 million ($20,000) but not more than sh.10 million ($100,000).
Deadline for application is 15th September, 2018. Women in Eastern Africa register here.
You can visit the Official Website to learn more.0