Youth, Women, and Market Systems Development in Agriculture and Supporting Markets
Effective market systems development requires equitable participation and benefits for men, women, and male and female youth. A market systems development approach targets the root causes of poor market systems performance and enables market actors to achieve inclusive growth. Market systems development activities can use different approaches and levels of facilitation to ensure that they reach women and youth.
In this webinar, we shared findings from a landscape analysis and selected case studies conducted by the USAID Feed the Future Advancing Women’s Empowerment (AWE) Program. We explored gender and youth-specific constraints and opportunities in agriculture and supporting market systems. We also covered lessons learned about the gender-and-youth-targeted market systems approaches, including promising practices and both positive and negative unintended consequences. In addition, we shared examples from accompanying case studies that zoom in on interventions, approaches, and tactics used by implementing partners.
Check out the report on Youth, Women, and Market Systems Development in Agriculture.
Holly Lard Krueger is a private sector and market systems specialist with over 15 years of experience providing technical advice with a specific focus on applying Value for Money (VfM) principles t
Morgan Mercer is a director focused on gender and youth with 12 years of experience in research methods, gender integration, women’s empowerment, and positive youth development.
Clara García Parra is the Team Leader for RisiAlbania’s Private Sector Development Component.
Zenebe Uraguchi is a development economist. Currently, he is at Helvetas working as the Regional Coordinator for Southeast and Eastern Europe and Senior Advisor for inclusive systems development.
Ngama Munduku is an Agribusiness and Value Chain expert with more than 20 years of experience working in the agricultural sector in Africa, six and a half of which have explicitly focused on value