Agri-ProFocus Learning Network
Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI) recently published an interesting book on transforming gender relation in agriculture in sub-Sahara Africa. This book distills lessons learned about integrating gender equality into agricultural development initiatives in Africa, with case studies of efforts at all levels, from households to national government.
The authors, Farnworth, C., M.F. Sundell, A. Nzioki, V. Shivutse and M. Davis start from the premise that…
Since 2012, Agri-ProFocus has been implementing so-called gender in value chain coaching tracks through its Agri-Hub networks and supported by Dutch members including Hivos, ICCO/ Fair& Sustainable and KIT in different facilitation and knowledge roles. Piloted in Rwanda and Uganda the coaching tracks are now also running in Kenya and Ethiopia. The Agri-Hubs in RD Congo, Burundi, Benin and Tanzania are soon to follow and it is expected that the programme will venture into Latin America…Continue
The Internation Food Policy and Research Institute (IFPRI) just published an interesting note from the Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project (GAAP) entitled: Learning from Eight Agricultural Development Interventions in Africa and South Asia.
GAAP aims to promote women’s ownership and control of productive assets in developing countries by evaluating how well agricultural development projects improve men’s and women’s access to assets and identifying ways to reduce gender gaps. The…Continue
Women are the mainstay of Indonesia's coffee production. An extensive gender survey conducted in Northern Sumatra revealed that women constitute up to 80 percent of labor on coffee farms. It was also identified however that women are often excluded from farmer training and other personal development opportunities. The survey also identified the barriers to female participation and gave recommendations on how to target women in agricultural extension work. In response to the findings,…Continue
Women play crucial roles in coffee value chains; however, their contribution often remains invisible, this can lead to inefficient chains. In consequence, business opportunities may suffer and profits will be lower and/ or unequally distributed. Moreover, existing gender inequities will be perpetuated.…Continue