FAO: Female entrepreneurs and small businesses: at the crossroads of agrifood systems transformation and climate action
The International Agri-Food Network (IAFN), in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), launched the 2023-24 Women’s Accelerator programme during the 2023 Science in Innovation Forum at the World Food Forum. The event included a panel of Mentees and Mentors from the programme, along with Deputy Director-General at FAO Beth Bechdol, and IAFN Chair Michael Keller.
FAO article “Female entrepreneurs and small businesses: at the crossroads of agrifood systems transformation and climate action” highlighted the launch:
“We are delighted to welcome another cohort of 50 mentees who will participate in the second round of the FAO-IAFN SME Accelerator Programme for Women-led SMEs. Drawn from 18 countries across Africa, the mentees are contributing to food systems transformation on the African continent. Their enterprises are not only contributing to food and nutrition security. We have great innovations that are addressing several challenges including climate change, food loss and waste and promoting sustainable consumption and production. We thank our mentors who are drawn from 22 countries across the globe. We believe this mentorship journey will help the women accelerate to the next level, creating an even greater impact for their communities and agrifood systems.”
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