SheTrades West Africa

Improving women’s livelihoods through inclusive value chains
What is SheTrades West Africa? 

Financed by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the project is being implemented in Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.


The aim of the project is to improve the livelihoods of 10,000 women working in the cashewcassava and shea value chains.  



✔️ Working with governments (e.g. ministries of trade, agriculture and gender/women), the private sector, value chain operators, business support organisations, SMEs and women farmers.

✔️ Focusing on improving existing extension services to unlock benefits of participating in international value chains for women entrepreneurs.

✔️ Working directly with women-owned businesses to help them improve the quality of their products, increase local value addition, create new market linkages, and strengthen their competitiveness.


How can I be part of the project? 

Benefit from tailored trainings, workshops, an online community of women-owned businesses, trade fairs, and having your voice heard by policymakers, if you are a woman entrepreneur or woman-owned business in:

1.     Cote d’Ivoire’s cashew sector

2.     Guinea’s shea sector

3.     Liberia’s cassava sector

4.     Sierra Leone’s cashew sector


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