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Sabdiyo Dido Bashuna

“My advice for women is just go and try it”

With over 22 years of international development experience, Sabdiyo Dido Bashuna – CTA’s Senior Technical Advisor for Value Chains and Agribusiness – describes how opportunities have improved for women in agriculture and the challenges that remain to be addressed.
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Dr Eleni Gabre-Madhin

“Don’t leave technology to the men”

Dr Eleni Gabre-Madhin, CEO and Founder of blueMoon – Ethiopia’s first youth agribusiness incubator – shares her experience as a woman entrepreneur in Africa’s agricultural sector and stresses the importance that agribusinesses ‘think digital’.


Agriculture: a springboard to livelihood diversification

Aida Cuthbert Isinika is a professor of agricultural economics at Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania and has over 40 years’ experience in rural development. Fred Mawunyo Dzanku is a research fellow at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research at the University of Ghana. Here, they discuss what can be done to improve access to farm and non-farm livelihoods.


Anta Babacar Ngom

Executive Director, SEDIMA Group

Women entrepreneurs are key to Africa’s economic growth

Naledi Magowe

Co-founder of Brastorne Enterprises

Supporting women to broaden their skills and work together

Agnes Atim Apea

PhD, CEO of Mama Rice

Successful women invest back into the community

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The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.