SEFAN/SWEAN project stakeholders hold roundtable in Abuja

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A two-day round table of stakeholders in Agriculture Technical Vocational Education and Training (ATVET) within the framework of the activities of the project “Support to Women Entrepreneurship in the Agrofood Sector in Nigeria” (SWEAN) was held from 29 to 30 November at the Embassy of France in Abuja, Nigeria. The project, funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (Embassy of France in Nigeria), has IITA as the lead implementing partner.

The main objective of the SWEAN project is to expand the skills development of women entrepreneurs in the agri-food sector (agripreneurs) in Nigeria, aiming at greater empowerment and their dynamic inclusion in the market networks at local and international levels. The project also promotes the integration of an innovative and gender-responsive agribusiness curriculum into the technical and vocational education system in Nigeria in collaboration with French experts in the field.

The French Regional Agriculture Counselor, Dr Sonia Darracq, welcomed all participants and highlighted the expectations of the stakeholders’ roundtable.

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