Agri-ProFocus Learning Network
4.1 DATA COLLECTION FOR VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS AT MACRO-, MESO- AND MICRO-LEVEL
WHY USE THESE TOOLS?
To raise awareness of the complexity of the system in which a value chain operates. The tools help to identify different stakeholders and how they mutually influence one and another in a positive or negative manner. The preliminary mapping should shed a light on the following aspects:
WHO APPLIES THE TOOLS AND FOR WHOM?
Practitioners based on desk study, field work and focus group discussions.
WHAT DO YOU GAIN FROM USING IT?
Analyzing the chain with a gender perspective consists of facilitating the collection of sex-disaggregated quantitative and qualitative data at the macro, meso and micro levels using both a gender and a VCD perspective. The purpose is to identify and facilitate discussions on gaps, discriminations and key gender issues, keeping in mind the multiple dimensions and levels on which gender inequalities and opportunities operate:
4.2 GENDER MAPPING: MAKING WOMEN VISIBLE IN VALUE CHAINS
Mapping ensures inclusion of all main activities where women are involved, but may be 'invisible' contributors. Also it helps to identify whether women are involved in the main points where value is high and of blockages to upgrading.
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