M. Leelai Kpukuyou Attends African Women in Agriculture Congrees 2018 As A Panalist in Marrakech, Morocco
Marrakech hosted the second edition of AWA “The African Women in Agriculture Congress” May 8-10, 2018 -More than 300 delegates, including Secretary-General of the Liberian Business Association (LIBA), M. Leelai Kpukuyou, discussed the role of women in Africa’s agricultural development. As one of the panelist, along others like Mrs. Elissar Mbang Ekoutou, Vice-president of the Chamber of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Forestry of Cameroon, Miss Kpukuyou spoke on Investing in Agriculture, Fostering Public and Private Partnership in Value Chain. The First Lady of Niger served as the guest speaker.
The congress “African Women in Agriculture 2018“, took place in Marrakech from May 8 to 10, 2018 at the Mohammed VI Museum of Water Civilization in Morocco – AMAN, with the support of the Moroccan Agency for International Cooperation (AMCI) , UN Women, Initiative for Global Develop (IGD) US Africa Foundation (USADF), Forbes Africa, Africa Agriculture, and AllAfrica Magazine.
The main purpose of AWA“African Women in Agriculture” is to create a grid of influencers based on an exchange between high-ranking personalities and small scales producers. AWA’s aspiration is to boost women’s empowerment in agriculture, in rural areas particularly, by empowering them to become self-reliant, productive and competitive. AWA covers the four agricultural sectors, which are: agriculture, livestock, fisheries/fish farming and agro-forestry and handicrafts.
For Angelle Kwemo, Founder and President of Believe in Africa; “AWA is a unique place to share knowledge and experience where personal success stories are honored and analyzed and shared. “
AWA 2018 highlighted the collective commitment put in place for the empowerment of African women, and above all allow participants to find investors and partners for the marketing of their products on the African and global market.