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Workshop bridging supply and demand of agricultural products in Quang Binh

Recently, SNV and The Industry and Commerce Promotion Center of Quang Binh Department of Industry and Trade had organized the Workshop on Bridging the Supply and Demand of Agricultural Products 2019 under the implementation framework of the project “Enhancing Opportunities for Women’s Enterprises” (FLOW/EOWE) funded by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands .


At the event on May 31. Photo: SNV

In addition to the presence of enterprises in Quang Binh, the workshop welcomed the participation of representatives of Ministry of Industry and Trade, enterprises from other provinces in North Central and companies from Laos and Thailand. The workshop has promoted the market linkage and signing ceremonies of MOUs on business cooperation and product supply between enterprises, cooperatives and distributors to enhance production and expand market for products of agricultural SMEs/cooperatives led and co-led by women in Quang Binh.

The results of the workshop contributed to capacity building and women’s economic empowerment in agricultural production and businesses, and improve the leadership roles of women as well.

“The workshop promoted SMEs/cooperatives led by women, expand and connect resources in Quang Binh and between Quang Binh with other provinces and support the positive results of Quang Binh DoIT in commercial promotion with Laos and Thailand” – said Tran Tu Anh, SNV Programme Manager - Climate Smart Agriculture and Gender.

The EOWE Project, part of the “Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW)” programme, is being implemented in the provinces of Binh Thuan, Ninh Thuan, Quang Binh, and Binh Dinh by the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation between 2016 and 2020, with funding from the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The FLOW-EOWE project aims to advance women’s economic participation and self-reliance by creating a conducive environment for female entrepreneurship as a vehicle for change. It focuses its support on women working in agribusinesses by increasing their access to agribusiness models, assets, technology, markets, and information.

In order to increase incomes and improve the livelihoods of women in agriculture value chains, the project supports and promotes climate-smart agricultural business models and female leadership in farmer groups and cooperatives.

In addition, it works to transform traditional gender roles within households and communities that inhibit women from starting or advancing businesses; increase the gender-sensitivity of key policies and laws; and establish a women’s economic platform and network./.



Source: SNV