International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Informative Article | Management | Liberia | Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024 | Rating: 4.7 / 10

The Role of Women in the Supply Chain on the African Continent

John B. Clinton

Abstract: This article delves into the critical role of women in driving the development and growth of the supply chain industry across Africa. It highlights how womens resilience, resourcefulness, and adaptability have made them indispensable in navigating the complexities of supply and demand on the continent. Through a deep understanding of local markets and an increasing pursuit of education and training in supply chain management, women have become central figures in enhancing economic advancement and innovation within the sector. The article showcases the significant impact of women - led enterprises, particularly in Ethiopias horticulture industry, while also acknowledging the persistent challenges they face, such as gender biases, limited access to finance, and inadequate supportive policies. It argues for the importance of gender equality in the supply chain industry and suggests that empowering women is key to achieving sustainable development goals, poverty reduction, improved livelihoods, and greater economic growth in Africa.

Keywords: women empowerment, African supply chain, economic development, gender equality, sustainable development

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024,

Pages: 1505 - 1505

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