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#VALUE4HERConnect is an integrated digital agribusiness intelligence platform aimed at facilitating growth and development of women owned agribusiness enterprises. As a market shaping platform for women in agribusiness, VALUE4HERConnect enables visibility and business networking, facilitates easier access to business resources such as finance and other assets, markets and trade opportunities, while build collective capital and voice. The platform serves as a first point of call for women who desire to growth their businesses and trade in African and global agricultural markets. The platform also serves as an important business development and capacity development resource for members of the multifaceted community. It creates an avenue through which women agripreneurs and those who support them and seek to do business with them can easily reach out to them and to one another, share and access strategic resources and services.

VALUE4HERConnect core offerings 

VALUE4HERConnect TalkCorners Networking and Advocacy Convenings

To strengthen the Women2Women pillar, the platform has integrated unique networking sessions namely TalkCorner. VALUE4HER TalkCorners are a special feature of the platform aimed at spotlighting successful women agripreneurs to increase their visibility, confidence and share lessons of their entrepreneurial journey with other women. TalkCorner sessions have facilitated meaningful partnerships and mentorship relationships among women. It also creates an opportunity for women to profile and market their business. 

The specific objectives of the VALUE4HER TalkCorners are to:   

  • Facilitate the Women2Women networking pillar, encourage dialogue among women agri-businesses   
  • Create visibility, share knowledge and experiences among women agripreneurs
  • To publicize the platform and attract more membership and potential market actors

After the event I got quite a number of searches and invitations on my LinkedIn profile and got invited to attend a webinar by Executives in Africa. I was also invited to be a panelist in the Value4her Advocacy Nigeria event held in March” – Agnes Fasehun 

VALUE4HER Advocacy Convenings 

AGRA has positioned VALUE4HER as the voice of African women in agriculture, in this regard periodic webinars are hosted around key dates and key events for women empowerment. The advocacy convenings seeks to foster a collective messaging to facilitate change is gender social norms and development of policies favourable for women’s active participation in national and regional economic activities. The VALUE4HER advocacy events/meetings feature prominent national, regional and global policy makers, they also facilitate dialogue among women agri-entrepreneurs and key industry players. 

The specific objectives of VALUE4HER advocacy meetings are to: 

  • Create an enabling environment and foster women’s active participation in policy dialogues at national, regional, and continental level 
  • Influence the development of gender inclusive policies and regulatory reforms 

Source of original article: AGRA (agra.org).
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