June 2

Report: Smallest Agri-SMEs in Africa Owner-Managed by Women Bore the Brunt of COVID-19

The smallest agri-SMEs in Africa owner-managed by women bore the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research led by a team of CABI scientists and published in the journal CABI Agriculture & Bioscience.

The researchers studied data from 119 agricultural small- and medium-sized enterprises (agri-SMEs)—ranging in size from sole proprietorships with one employee to those employing up to 100 people—across six different value chains in Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

Source: (link opens in a new window)

Agriculture, Coronavirus
COVID-19, MSMEs, research, women entrepreneurs