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Linking Women with Agribusiness in Zambia : Corporate Social Responsibility, Creating Shared Value, and Human Rights Approaches

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collection.link.91
https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2199
collection.name.91
Other Agriculture Study
dc.contributor.author
White, Pamela
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Finnegan, Gerry
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Pehu, Eija
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Poutiainen, Pirkko
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Vyzaki, Marialena
dc.date.accessioned
2015-09-24T18:03:29Z
dc.date.available
2015-09-24T18:03:29Z
dc.date.issued
2015-06
dc.date.lastModified
2021-04-23T14:04:10Z
dc.description.abstract
Three of sub-Saharan Africa’s central economic realities motivate this study. First, agriculture is the most important sector in most African economies, on average accounting for nearly one-fourth of GDP. Second, the private sector is increasingly active in transforming African agriculture and economies. By 2030, agriculture and agribusiness are anticipated to become a US$ 1 trillion industry in Africa, delivering more jobs, income, and economic growth. Third, women make up half of sub- Saharan Africa’s agricultural labor force on average (and two-thirds or more in some countries). Yet women’s strong presence in agriculture belies the comparatively weak commercial benefits they derive from it. Throughout Africa, women struggle to enter and operate highly productive and profitable agricultural enterprises. Their plots of land tend to be smaller, their crops less remunerative, and their access to land, inputs, and finance far more restricted and precarious than men’s. Africa boasts the highest share of ‘entrepreneurs,’ but these women are disproportionately concentrated in the ranks of the self-employed rather than among the employers. Women’s productivity is lower than men’s, not because they are women, but because informal, smaller firms are inherently less productive, and more women operate these types of enterprises. The real challenge in expanding opportunities and empowering women is not to help more women to become small-scale, informal entrepreneurs but to enable them to shift to activities capable of delivering higher returns and employing others.
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dc.identifier
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2015/08/24663581/linking-women-agribusiness-zambia-corporate-social-responsibility-creating-shared-value-human-rights-approaches
dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/10986/22681
dc.language
English
dc.language.iso
en_US
dc.publisher
World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.rights
CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder
World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subject
ACCESS TO LAND
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AGRIBUSINESS
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AGRICULTURE
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ECONOMIC GROWTH
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JOB CREATION
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PRODUCTIVITY
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WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
dc.title
Linking Women with Agribusiness in Zambia
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dc.title.subtitle
Corporate Social Responsibility, Creating Shared Value, and Human Rights Approaches
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dc.type
Report
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okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea
Gender
okr.date.disclosure
2015-08-21
okr.doctype
Economic & Sector Work
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Economic & Sector Work :: Other Agricultural Study
okr.docurl
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2015/08/24663581/linking-women-agribusiness-zambia-corporate-social-responsibility-creating-shared-value-human-rights-approaches
okr.globalpractice
Agriculture
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yes
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum
090224b083081f19_2_0
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum
24663581
okr.identifier.report
97510
okr.language.supported
en
okr.pdfurl
http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2015/08/19/090224b083081f19/2_0/Rendered/PDF/Linking0women00an0rights0approaches.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Africa
okr.region.country
Zambia
okr.sector
Agriculture, fishing, and forestry
okr.theme
Rural development :: Rural markets
okr.theme
Rural development :: Rural policies and institutions
okr.topic
Finance and Financial Sector Development :: Access to Finance
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Agriculture :: Agribusiness
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Gender :: Gender and Economics
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Gender :: Gender and Social Policy
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Rural Development :: Agribusiness & Markets
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Rural Development :: Rural Poverty Reduction Strategies
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Social Development :: Social Inclusion & Institutions
okr.unit
AGRICULTURE GP AFR3 (GFA13)

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