Women’s entrepreneurship: driver for economic growth and sustainability (UN Women-AgriBusiness Forum 2021)
* Women make up over 40% of the agricultural labor force in developing countries while reinvesting up to 90% of their earnings in their families and communities
* Women agri-entrepreneurs face unique challenges due to discrimination, cultural norms and legal barriers
* Women entrepreneurship can be a big game changer if equal opportunities to women are created and targeted interventions are designed for women agripreneurs
UN Women, the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, is facilitating, liaising and accelerating women entrepreneurship towards reaching higher potentials in number of sectors, agribusiness inclusive.
On Wednesday 6/10/2021, on the occasion of AgriBusiness Forum 2021, a UN Women special panel of female speakers from Germany, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia discusses about “Enabling Women entrepreneurship in agribusiness to build smart economies”.
AgriBusiness Forum 4th international edition is held in Athens-Greece, on 6-7/10/2021, highlighting “Food & Farming systems’ green and digital transition”; featuring 9 high caliber sessions, 45 focal areas and 50 speakers from Greece and the world. UN Women is AgriBusiness Forum official & programming partner.