UN Women, AfDB launch digital market platform for women farmers in Cote d’Ivoire

COTE D’IVOIRE – The UN Women has partnered with African Development Bank (AfDB) to launch a digital market platform in Cote d’Ivoire dubbed Blaatto, aimed to connect women farmers in the country to markets. The platform is part of the UN agency’s Buy From Women initiative, targeting women smallholder farmers and members of women-led agricultural cooperatives in the country’s central…

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AfDB and UN Women sign a US$4M agreement to support women in West Africa

WEST AFRICA – The African Development Bank Group, through its Access to Finance for Women in Africa (AFAWA) Initiative has granted US$4 million to UN Women to support women entrepreneurs access to public procurement in West Africa. The funding, the Bank’s largest-ever grant to UN Women, will improve the access of women-led businesses to public contracts.It will also leverage the…

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