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IFC supports women in the poultry sector

The IFC Advisory Services for South Asia (the SouthAsia Enterprise Development Facility - SEDF) and the Women Entrepreneurs Association of Bangladesh have signed an agreement to provide support for women farmers and entrepreneurs in the poultry sector.

This project includes training workshops to enhance technical and business management skills, as well as sessions providing guidelines to help women entrepreneurs improve their businesses.  The initiative will increase productivity and generate income for women in the sector.
“There is a lot of interest from women to invest in the poultry sector, but they lack the necessary skills.  I hope that by delivering both technical and business management training, this project will address this issue and encourage women to set up poultry-related enterprises,” said the president of the Women Entrepreneurs Association, Nasreen A. Mintoo.
“Our aim is to help women entrepreneurs develop the necessary skills to scale up and remain competitive in a commercially viable, sustainable way,” said Deepak Adhikary, deputy general manager and head of IFC-SEDF Bangladesh.
 
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