AgDevCo, UK based impact investor that finances African agribusinesses, recently published a case study on empowering women in outgrower schemes.
The study showcases best practices to promote women’s economic empowerment in outgrower schemes. It derives practical lessons from SDU-supported outgrower schemes and other successful outgrower schemes of AgDevCo’s investees, and links these to ten underlying principles of success (for example, ensure women benefit from training).
I visited the majority of companies last year to test out a gender toolkit we (Fair & Sustainable and AgriProFocus) made for AgDevCo. This toolkit will be available for sharing later this year.