According to the FAO, 55 percent of the improvement in food security achieved in developing countries over the past decades is thanks to programmes that empower women. In our Generation Food programme in Ouagadougou, we explicitly encourage young female entrepreneurs to join the workshops and incubators. Bénédicte Marie Reine Kinda (27) is one of them.
Bénédicte takes on agriculture with a different approach. This young woman with a degree in human sciences is developing her agricultural business producing strawberries in transition to organic farming. "I interned at an organisation that promotes the cultivation and consumption of local organic products. I was positively influenced by the internship, and I created my agricultural business because of it. I wanted my own business to be organic to create a culture that respects nature and provides people with healthy food.” Generation Food supported Bénédicte in starting up her business.