Youth, Women, and Market Systems Development in Agriculture and Supporting Markets

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  • Date: Thu, Aug 6, 2020, 9:30 - 11:00am
  • Location: United States
  • Event Type: Marketlinks Organized, Online
  • Organizations: Marketlinks and Agrilinks
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Photo by Aakash Koirala

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 will share findings from a landscape analysis and select case studies conducted by the USAID Feed the Future Advancing Women’s Empowerment (AWE) Program. We will explore gender and youth-specific constraints and opportunities in agriculture and supporting market systems. We’ll also cover lessons learned about the gender-and-youth-targeted market systems approaches, including promising practices and both positive and negative unintended consequences. In addition, we will share examples from accompanying case studies that zoom in on interventions, approaches, and tactics used by implementing partners.  

Join Marketlinks and Agrilinks on August 6th to learn more.