Pumpkin Value Addition Enterprise
Mobilises women and trains them in pumpkin value addition skills.
Pumpkin Value Addition Enterprise mobilises women to form business working groups and trains them in pumpkin value addition skills. It runs a new demonstration centre for mentoring in sustainable agriculture. In order to empower communities, the enterprise links women to ﬁnancial institutions, enabling them to start their own businesses and access markets. With the help of easy-to-use technology, the pumpkins are used to produce pumpkin juice, wine, bread, powder, cakes, bhajis, biscuits and seeds, while the residues are used as animal feeds and manure.
Nkokonjeru Women’s Project coordinates implementation at a grassroots level and uses community tools to foster participation by women.
Myanzi Area Cooperative Enterprise provides information on market linkages and prices, as well as linking women directly with genuine buyers for their products.
Mityana Town Council Sacco provides information on ﬁnancial institutions and training on ﬁnancial management.
The 2013 SEED Awards in Ethiopia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Uganda are supported by the European Union, which is made up of 28 Member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resources and destinies.