Advancing the agenda of African women & youth in Agri-Business.


Africa Women Agribusiness Network(AWAN) Afrika is a non profit organization limited by guarantee. Its network that comprises of individual members’ businesses including producers, processors, aggregators, export companies and input suppliers among others across the continent and globally. The organization provides women-owned and youth-owned agribusinesses with an E-Hub, which is a repository of information on agriculture along value chains and supply chains. AWAN Afrika Under 30 champions are the youth of either gender engaged in agribusiness.


  • Women Economic & Financial Inclusion

    Establishment of the agribusiness clubs for networking and adding voice to women and youth agribusiness owners; lobbying on policy affecting agribusiness; creating strong linkages for accessing new markets and innovative financing.

  • Market Access

    We focus on information sharing on existing local, regional markets and the new opportunities offered by African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). In collaboration with other partners, we organize B2B and trade fairs. Through our digital platform we connect regional buyers and sellers to our members: online market forums. We also organize cross exposure, consolidate and build new strong alliances with private agri-business industries and companies.


  • Trade Facilitation

    Through our eHub we provide information on trading in different markets. We offer training content and materials to bridge the knowledge gaps that exist within the various continental trading blocs agreements. With the  new African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), AWAN Afrika is leveraging on an innovative capacity building program to improve efficiency and gender sensitivity in trade on the continent.

  • Technology in Agriculture

    In the technology of everything, AWAN-Afrika's digital platform  has a repository for agricultural information and services on mechanization, soil testing, tools for quality control, tracking agri-tech advancement and innovations for the competitiveness of the value chains.


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Prof. Ahmed


Director: AU-IBAR

Nairobi, Kenya

We are very pleased to partner with the best experts on the continent in this venture, African Women Agribusiness Network (AWAN) -Afrika

Julia Klöckner, Federal Minister for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection; Germany

What a great job AWAN-Afrika is doing by incorporating women in this whole discussion and bringing their concerns and issues to the fore" during her keynote speech this morning, at the German-African Agribusiness Forum.

Eva Shitaala,

Namibia Champion


We have received training on access to markets which has helped me to prepare documentations for exports. I have also gained a pool of connections interested in buying my products. AWAN Afrika connected me to women in Agribusiness in Africa. It has exposed me to exhibition and networking events in Africa and abroad.  The programme enabled me to see what other women are doing and improve my products.

Alexis Juma,

Kenya Champion

Joining networks like AWAN AFRIKA helps to accelerate and facilitate the growth of small businesses to access information and opportunities. It is definitely a place I want to stay in.

Lamisse Kandil,

Morocco Champion

What impresses me is the strength of the network.  I developed my network in East Africa! I also got to understand that we have similar issues so we share solutions.

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