Value chain

Engaging Women Farmers in the Agricultural Value Chain—Woman Farmer

Ms. Mary Nandi, a farmer from Oti region, advised actors in the agriculture sector to design value chain programs with gender equity principles to foster both competitiveness and sustainability goals. gender equality to improve poverty reduction impacts.

She called for the involvement of women farmers in the agribusiness value chain to improve their livelihoods.

Mrs. Nandi urged the government to support women in strengthening the agribusiness value chain, from farm to retail, input supply, production, post-harvest processing, transport, marketing and sales through essential investments.

She was speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Tamale.

Ms. Nandi said women farmers’ low participation in demand management roles in rural markets has resulted in their inability to access the organized private sector market as part of the value chain.

She said most women farmers in the country are less likely to participate in marketing activities due to limited freedom of movement, poor access to infrastructure, information and networks.

She called on stakeholders to create sustainable, competitive and equitable value chains that would support women farmers.