E-business and Green Co-ops for Women Entrepreneurs

CSR Asia discusses a guidebook by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific titled “Developing Women’s Entrepreneurship and E-Business in Green Cooperatives in the Asian and Pacific Region.” The guidebook

argues that new opportunities for farmers in developing countries are available through entrepreneurship and e-business in niche green or ‘organic’ cooperatives.  In particular the opportunities are greatest for women smallholders.  However, it also notes that in order to develop this opportunity, discriminatory practices which constrain women’s entrepreneurship need to be eliminated and it puts forward various recommendations.

The document discusses guidelines for development of e-business in green co-ops, case studies, and policy recommendations.