Women’s Agri-Entrepreneurship

In Guinea, Trias and Enabel are empowering female entrepreneurs in different fruit value chains by setting up personalized growth trajectories.

Location: Guinea
3 years (2021-2023)
300,000 euro
Implementing partners: CADES, Assistance Technique et Coopération (ATC), La Fédération des Planteurs de la Filière Fruit de la Basse Guinée (FEPAF-BG)

empowering women in fruit value chains

Our three-year project in Guinea is making strides in empowering women entrepreneurs in the pineapple, mango, and foraging fruit value chains. With a budget of 300,000 euro, it’s implemented in the provinces of Kindia and Forecariah and involves 500 women who are affiliated with the Federation of Fruit Planters in Lower Guinea (FEPAF-BG).

The project aims to strengthen the technical, managerial and commercial capacities of both existing and aspiring women entrepreneurs, enabling them to build prosperous agri-businesses in the future. Each of the 500 women will have a personalized growth trajectory designed to meet their specific needs and aspirations.

The growth trajectories include training on processing, marketing, business management, access to markets, and engagement with suppliers and buyers in the value chain. Financial literacy training and access to credit from microfinance institutes in the region will also be provided. To ensure no one is left behind, the project will also focus on women with limited literacy skills, providing them with reading and writing lessons.

By strengthening the entrepreneurship of women in the agri-business sector, this project will help drive economic growth and create more opportunities for women in Guinea.