Antigua and Barbuda Network of Rural Women Producers was founded in 2013 but officially registered in 2018. It is a body comprised mainly of Women who use agricultural resources to produce various products. It is a chapter of the Caribbean Network or Rural Women Producers (CANROP).
To improve the well-being of women producers in the Caribbean.
To be recognized as the most effective advocate for rural women producers in the Caribbean region.
- Provide training and support rural women in agriculture
- To develop marketing mechanisms to promote member products/services
- To develop gender sensitive policy
- To secure supplementary financial resources for members
- To support the establishment of a legal framework that will give support to women’s issues
- To develop gender-sensitive data collection instruments and facilitate the exchange of information
- Expanded office space / operational equipment including solar panels with a grant from GEF and support from Ministry of Agriculture with building
- Produced sweet cassava bread in partnership with Epicurean Supermarket thanks to support of IICA and Ministry of Agriculture
- Acquired a grinding machine with support from FAO to assist with processing food
- Successfully promoted a number of women agro processors in the market.