Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

Increasing Women’s Profitable Participation in Market Systems Technical Note

This technical note examines the role of the enabling environment in supporting women agri-entrepreneurs and agricultural wage workers. It begins with an assessment of the entrepreneurial and employment actors that characterize an inclusive agricultural sector, while further sections explore the different types of polices that positively (or negatively) influence the participation and performance of women entrepreneurs and wage workers and the benefits they receive from their involvement. After a review of the current evidence, the note looks ahead to raise some emerging issues and identify concrete steps to address them through policy options.