In March 2022, the Centre for Applied Research and Innovation in Supply Chain – Africa (CARISCA) sponsored a survey on women-led agricultural businesses in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The survey aimed to determine the businesses’ resilience to supply chain disruptions.
- Businesses led by women are engines of socioeconomic well-being, particularly in developing societies where a significant proportion of women’s income goes to support families.
- Supply chain disruptions can disproportionally undermine the performance and survival of businesses owned and managed by women.
- Large-scale data from several agricultural supply chains in Ghana show that businesses led by resilient women are more likely to prosper during supply chain disruptions.
- The Ghanaian society should, therefore, embrace and promote cultural values and norms that encourage women’s ability to cope and recover from adversities.
- It is also essential that access is provided to resilience-building training programs for women entrepreneurs, especially those experiencing greater supply chain disruptions.