Empowering women in West African markets


As part of the VAM Gender & Markets Initiative, the WFP West Africa office published a new study on market conditions faced by women farmers and traders in two culturally similar yet administratively different areas: the Kano-Katsina region in northern Nigeria and the Maradi region in southern Niger. The two case studies analyse gender barriers that limit women’s participation in the sub-regional agricultural and livestock economy, in agricultural markets and value chains. It provides a series of recommendations to empower women traders in these cross-border areas.