Barbara Stinson, President of the World Food Prize Foundation

We are happy to announce that our Barbara Stinson, LadyAgri USA, has been elected as the new president of the world Food Prize Foundation. In this strategic position, Barbara will share her passion and experiences of more than 20 years in Food Security, Agriculture and Development. Thank you for giving a new insight to  our fight for Women Entrepreneur in Agribusiness and youth.   https://www.worldfoodprize.org/index.cfm/87428/47080/world_food_prize_foundation_names_innovator_in_food_security_collaboration_barbara_stinson_as_president               

Madam Voré Seck

Exciting news for LadyAgri, Madam  Voré Seck President @GreenSenegal,  Senior Advisor Conseil Econ Social & Environnementale who joins our Advisory Board! Bringing 20 years experience supporting women, climate action, green jobs and youth in Agri. PORTRAIT A LA UNE – VORE GANA SECK: Femme de la terre et militante active de l’environnement Thank you S.E.M Amadou Diop for your hospitality.    Aïda Axelsson Ayélé Gabiam Voré Seck Hilary Barry S.E.M Amadou Diop  

L’inclusion financière des femmes, juste une question d’accès accrue aux financements ?

L’inclusion financière des femmes, juste une question d’accès accrue aux financements ? On constate que dans le monde, plus d’un milliard de femmes sont exclues du système financier global. L’accès des femmes au financement est devenu une préoccupation majeure, notamment dans l’aide au développement. Néanmoins, on ne dispose pas de données qui permettent une connaissance objective des réalités. Lors du sommet du G7 qui s’est déroulé du 24 au 26 août dernier, les grandes puissances mondiales Read more…

The miracle tree: A miracle my bank account had been waiting for?

The miracle tree: A miracle my bank account had been waiting for? During one of the ‘women in agriculture’ workshops, someone mentioned to me this new ‘jackpot’ opportunity to make $20,000 per quarter for 2 years! All you have to do? Plant a hectare of moringa! “there is such a demand for it and the risk is definitely worth the reward!” she said. As a budding entrepreneur, I always took pride in embracing the notion Read more…

LadyAgri panel at the third AU-EU agriculture ministerial conference Rome

This week, LadyAgri will host a panel at the third AU-EU agriculture ministerial conference on Friday, 21 June.  The conference will take place in the FAO premises in Rome and will be co-hosted by the Africa Union Commission and the European Commission. AU Commissioner for Agriculture and rural economy, Ms Josefa Sacko and the EU Commissioner for Agriculture and rural development, Mr Phil Hogan are all expected to attend. Building on the results of the successful Read more…

FMO partners with LadyAgri for gender lens investments in agriculture

Dutch development bank FMO has partnered with LadyAgri impact investment hub for gender lens investments in agriculture. FMO wants to explore the business case for gender lens investments in agriculture and has this week announced that it is proud to partner with LadyAgri for this project. Floor van Oppen, fund manager of Dutch government fund Building Prospects: “To reach women, it is essential to actively include them every step of the way, and to design products that Read more…

Lady Agri at Tedx ULB

We are delighted to be part of this years’ Tedx ULB! Our co-Founder and Chair of the Board Aida Axelsson-Bakri will take to the Ted Talks stage in studio 4  Flagey, Brussels on Tuesday May 14 to share Lady Agri’s journey to date and discuss the important topic of ‘Inspiring women & youth to embrace social entrepreneurship’.  TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. To Read more…

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2019

Check out this video we made for International Women’s Day looking back over some of our hard work to date including the amazing communities, stakeholders and entrepreneurs we have been lucky to meet and learn from. On International Women’s Day 2019 we continue to be encouraged and driven by the phenomenal women who inspire our work everyday!

LadyAgri Strategy Meeting

Check out this short video of LadyAgri’s first high level strategy meeting held on 12 March, Brussels. The meeting brought together our partners from the development banks, social impact investors, EU & Africa Institutions,  LadyAgri women entrepreneurs from across Africa, corporate leaders, technical and financial experts & professional federations. Throughout the busy morning, discussions and debate were enriched by the combination of perspectives on what is holding back investment into agriculture, women led businesses and women dominated agri-supply chains. Our Read more…

How (not) to start a company

Have you ever sat in a restaurant and thought: Oh! …If I owned this place I would put in different lighting, change the colour scheme, …I would change the layout…or I would definitely put this or that on the menu?  Well, if you have, then – congratulations! – you are definitely showing signs of entrepreneurship- thinking out of the box.   Entrepreneurs start with a question…What if?   Anyone sitting next to ‘our’ table on that Read more…