The Business Case for Women's Employment in Agribusiness

September 15, 2016

Agribusiness remains central to food security, job creation and inclusive economic growth in many low-income economies. Around the world companies in the sector typically operate under lean margins and intense competition. Mounting evidence confirms that gender-smart solutions in agribusiness can increase the sector’s productivity and profitability and lead to stronger, more integrated value chains.

The Business Case for Investing in Women in Agribusiness demonstrates how five agribusiness companies in emerging markets are reducing costs and boosting productivity by investing in women as part of their direct workforce, and aims to fill existing gaps in the literature regarding women’s paid employment in agribusiness.

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