Independent Food Systems Summit Dialogue: Catalyzing finance for women food entrepreneurs
08 April 2021
Transforming food systems requires empowering millions of small and medium-sized enterprises to develop new business models that deliver better access to food, nutrition, equitable livelihoods, environmental sustainability and resilience. Improved access to finance for small and medium-scale entrepreneurs is essential for that, but finance is also the top challenge that many of them face.
For women entrepreneurs, this challenge is often particularly complex, as it interlinks with many factors resulting in gender-unequal access to productive resources, knowledge, technology, and markets.
This event will look at proposals from the UN Food Systems Summit process and solutions from different regions, and consider their potential from the perspectives of women entrepreneurs, investors, and other key stakeholders.
This event is convened by AGRA, the Agripreneurship Alliance, the Global Agribusiness Alliance, the International Agri-Food Network, IFAD, Nourishing Africa, One Young World, the FSS Gender Lever, and the Smallholder and Agri-SME Finance and Investment Network (SAFIN).