25 ديسمبر 2019

Social Innovation in the Agri-food sector for Women’s Empowerment in the Mediterranean sea basin

Thematic objective:  Promotion of social inclusion and the fight against poverty

Priority:  Professionalization of young people (NEETS) and women

About the project

On both sides of the Mediterranean Sea, there is a common trend in terms of low women empowerment and participation in the labor force. InnovAgroWoMed project aims at boosting women labor participation and entrepreneurship, by leveraging on the potential of the agri-food sector - an industry closely linked to the cultural identity of the Mediterranean region - and showing a significant level of untapped potential in terms of innovation and growth. While countries such as Spain and Italy feature comparatively high levels of growth in the agri-food sector, albeit, with very low levels of women participation, the MENA agricultural business is still fragmented, and with low women employment.

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