Nov 15, 2018
“Since 2016 when I started my chicken business, I did not formally keep records of my income, costs and profit. I made losses without even noticing it,” explains Margaret Mwendi, a chicken rearing entrepreneur from Kitui County in Kenya. Margaret explains a common situation among rural women-led...
Nov 05, 2018
Civil Society Organization (CSOs) are in a unique position to foster collaboration among stakeholders, influence agenda-setting and hold local governments accountable. CSOs must therefore have tools and skills that are appropriate for influencing government policies and budgets.
Aug 22, 2018
In August 2018, SNV and the Provincial Women’s Union organized the Women Business Start-up 2018 event in Binh Thuan, Vietnam, where 16 women had the opportunity to present innovative start-up ideas and connect to relevant stakeholders to take their start-ups to the next level.
Jul 26, 2018
The Centre for Industry and Trade (COIT) in Ninh Thuan province is implementing a strategy to facilitate access for rural women entrepreneurs to high value markets and strengthen linkages between different actors in selected agricultural value chains.
Jul 16, 2018
In Vietnam, gender issues have received increasing attention in the agricultural domain. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has a Gender Equality Action Plan for 2016-2020 expressing its commitment to address gender equality in the agricultural sector, and gender mainstreaming...
Jul 09, 2018
One of the key pillars of SNV's Enhancing Opportunities for Women's Enterprises (EOWE) program to effectively empower rural women in agriculture focuses on stimulating household and community dialogue around gender disparity in economic opportunities. Through facilitated Household Dialogues, the...
Jul 05, 2018
The success of women in agribusiness is not only determined by the level of access to resources and business assets, but also by gender-specific behavior and roles, which influence women’s decision-making power and control around these resources and business assets. Tackling the inequalities that...
Jul 03, 2018
Poultry farming forms a great opportunity for economic empowerment of rural women in Kenya, as it is considered a women’s activity and small investments can lead to big impact. Under the Enhancing Opportunities for Women’s Enterprises (EOWE) program, SNV is promoting the start-up and development of...
Jun 19, 2018
Poultry farming forms a great opportunity for economic empowerment of rural women in Kenya, as it is considered a women’s activity and small investments can lead to big impact. Under the Enhancing Opportunities for Women’s Enterprises (EOWE) programme, SNV is promoting the start-up and development...
May 18, 2018
For this year’s European Development Days (EDD) , the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to the Republic of Kenya took the initiative to run a local campaign to showcase how EU and member states interventions have impacted the lives of women and girls in Kenya. The Delegation sent a video...