Women’s Economic Empowerment and Leadership in Armenia
Oxfam is promoting women’s economic empowerment and leadership in remote regions of Armenia. Armenian women face many barriers to their equal participation in agricultural production and marketing chains. Oxfam supports the development of women’s agricultural businesses and builds their leadership capacities by engaging them in cooperative management structures and training programmes. Oxfam is also working to change agricultural policy in Armenia in order to make it more gender-inclusive. With a focus on key learning and recommendations from the programme, this case study sets out Oxfam’s experiences in supporting women smallholders to develop new agricultural businesses producing fresh fruit and vegetables.
This learning case study is part of a series of eight papers relating to Oxfam's economic justice programme in the Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe, with a focus on collective action.