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    We're Undervaluing Value Addition

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      I recently attended a side event at the United Nations for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) on the Role and Contribution of Rural Women in Food Sovereignty in Sierra Leone. I had the pleasure of listening to several excellent speakers, but a passing comment by Isata Kabia, minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs caught my attention. She described how she bought a large bag of beans in Sierra Leone for $2 and then put some in a small bag to bring on the plane, which she mused she could sell for $2. She was talking about value addition, and sometimes it’s as simple as a small bag and a label.

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