Gender in Value Chains

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Call for Cases - Deadline September 1st - Your Chance to Participate in our November Writeshop in Nairobi

Posted on July 12, 2010 at 13:00 0 Comments

The Agri-ProFocus network is organizing a writeshop to systematize knowledge and experiences around gender in value chains.

This writeshop - facilitated by KIT and IIRR and financially…


Special issue in the Broker Online on the power of value chains and gender

Posted on October 20, 2009 at 15:30 0 Comments

Hi all,

The Broker has just published its special issue on value chain development. For the complete issue go to:

The Broker online.

One of the articles particularly focuses on gender in value chains. Read the article… Continue

Gender in Value Chains: Emerging Lessons and Questions, a Working Paper

Posted on March 4, 2009 at 13:00 0 Comments

As members of Agri-ProFocus, working on value chains and rural livelihoods, we became confronted with the non-gender sensitiveness of most of our tools and interventions. We decided to take up this issue, and started a learning trajectory on gender in value chains. During this process it became clear that we have to combine different knowledge fields: ‘gender and women empowerment’ with ‘value chain/pro-poor development’.

We have documented the main initiatives that have been taken… Continue

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 20:23 on September 15, 2009, Angelica Senders said…
Hoi Anna, Ik neem aan dat jij Anna laven bent?
Ik krijg net een link van een ILO manual van 2007. Ik weet niet of je die al kent. Geen idee of de voor eind september aangekondigde manual heel anders is, deze ziet er ook goed uit. Kijk ook eens onder de tab cybrary, ik heb wel weer wat aardis materiaal gekregen en geupload in delicious Groetjes
At 13:33 on October 21, 2009, Parag Boruah said…
Hi Anna, I have gone throgh your working paper on gender in value chain.... I found it interesting.
At 20:28 on October 21, 2009, Roel Snelder said…
Hi Anna,

I have just been in contact with catherine and her colleague Christopher. ACtually next week's wednesday both Rhiannon and I are having a skype session with Christopher to see how to connect on gender in value chains. maybe it is an idea to join the conversation?

At 16:07 on February 24, 2011, Louke Koopmans said…

Dear Anna,

I have read the paper on gender and value chains and attended the workshop on Monday, very interesting and useful for me! Thank you.

We integrate value chain and gender in a tourism curriculum (for a tourism college in Rwanda) so it provided me some new insights.

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