Women in Agribusiness Value Chains

February 7, 2021

Agribusiness is central to food security, job creation, and sustainable growth in many low and middle-income countries.

Women comprise over 40 percent of the global agricultural workforce according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, and are crucial stakeholders in agribusiness value chains around the world.

Despite their contributions, women in agriculture face unique challenges that hamper their productivity, in turn weakening rural economies, the businesses that depend on them, and the global food chain. Giving women the appropriate knowledge and access to farming resources has the potential to generate business benefits throughout the value chain.

IFC’s Women in Agribusiness Value Chains program works with agribusiness clients across the world to help them close gender gaps and realize the benefits of gender inclusion in their value chain.