Advancing Zimbabwean Women in Agriculture Through Technology

February 11 - 16, 2024

The “Advancing Food Manufacturing for Women-Owned Agribusinesses Through Technology” program was a transformative initiative addressing Zimbabwe’s critical post-harvest loss issue. This loss, which significantly threatens food and nutrition security, has been particularly detrimental to small-scale farmers, who comprise 70 percent of the population in communal lands. Our program, held from February 11 to February 16, 2024, in Chinhoyi, Mashonaland West Province, Zimbabwe, provided a pivotal platform for empowering women farmers and food entrepreneurs with the skills and resources needed to enhance food security and economic development in the agro-processing sector.

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A transformative masterclass uniting the Zimbabwean business community with African-American tech experts on fostering economic growth through digitalization and collaborative entrepreneurship.

Advancing Zimbabwean Women in Agriculture Through Technology: Value Addition

Our training workshop, marked the transition from theory to practical application. The day’s first site tour took place at the Chinhoyi University of Technology Innovation Hub, a beacon for innovation and entrepreneurial development. It functions as more than just a structure; it is an integral part of fostering industrialization in line with the national economy.

Advancing Zimbabwean Women in Agriculture Through Technology: Food Processing

Participants received training on various agro-processing techniques that can be applied to their agricultural produce to add value and extend its shelf life.