Who We Are
Founded in 2018, ASIME is a proudly women-owned organisation focused on advocating for women empowerment and gender equality through representation and liaison with major role players in diverse industries and in the agricultural value chain, to ensure inclusive participation of emerging entrepreneurs, small scale farmers as well as SMMEs in the mainstream economy.
ASIME WOMEN OF ECONOMIC LIBERTY
Agents of change underpinning efficiency, entrepreneurial momentum and social consciousness through sound business practices offered to women led enterprise.
To create value for our stakeholders and beneficiaries through building capacity and unlocking business opportunities that allow for meaningful and competitive participation in the mainstream of the economy, resulting to creation of jobs and sustainability.
To coordinate and facilitate practical systems and strategies to support the transition of women-led agricultural farms and business enterprises from informal to formal status, small scale to commercialisation including appropriate institutionalisation of cooperatives and small businesses.
What We Do
On programmes and projects
- Coordinate, facilitate and monitor programmes and projects to ensure all stakeholders involved deliver on their mandate, thus positive impact on the ground.
- Mobilise resources, build productive partnerships and offer technical support through stakeholder engagement with specialised industries, commodity organisations, financiers, investors and retailers to the benefit of our target audience.
- Provide practical support on project conceptualization, development, packaging and management from planning phase to implementation phase through effective partnerships.
- Develop strategies to revitalise and strengthen women-owned enterprises and cooperatives.
- Activate brand development.
On Gender Equality and Gender Mainstreaming
- Conduct gender analysis survey
- Facilitate gender awareness training
- Provide advisory and/or partake in developing gender policies
- Develop engendered logical framework for program and project cycle
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Cooperatives management
- Gender equality awareness
- PC skills and End user computing
We have a database of 3000 women & youth participating in various economic activities; Almost 80% of the participants are involved in agricultural activities; while 20% is miscellaneous.
The Problem Factor
Women participation in the agricultural and agribusiness sector comes under constraint conditions; women’s roles along the value chain are limited mostly to primary production and small-scale marketing of produce; without being integrated comprehensively into other sectors of the agriculture value chain and diverse industries value chains.