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Charles Oyuga liked Lucy MAARSE's blog post Integrating Social Difference, Gender and Social Analysis into Agricultural Development
Sep 18, 2011
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Sep 3, 2011
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Charles Oyuga might attend Hans Posthumus's event

Value Chain Training Course at Ede, The Netherlands

October 3, 2011 to October 7, 2011
In cooperation with MDF, HPC offers a REVISED 5 day course on value chain development  3-7 October 2011 in Ede, The Netherlands.The course has been thoroughly revised, providing you with the latest insights and even more instruments on  value chain facilitation in practice. The trainers offer you an intense and dynamic programme that enables you to learn, practice and share experiences with participants from around the…See More
Jul 29, 2011
Charles Oyuga liked Hans Posthumus's event Value Chain Training Course
Jul 29, 2011
Charles Oyuga liked Shorena Dzotsenidze's blog post Microlinks' Webinar on Gender & VCD is to be held on Thursday, July 28, 2011 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT
Jul 29, 2011
Mestefakir Alebachew Kassa commented on Charles Oyuga's blog post 'The Kenya Coffee Producers Gender Strategy'
"Dear Charles, Mainstreaming a gender agenda  with in the value cahin approach is a significant way of achiving gender equality.But before mainstreaming ,awarness creation on gender should be under taken among the stackholders. Thankyou!!"
Jul 8, 2011
Charles Oyuga liked Roel Snelder's page Writeshop
Jul 2, 2011
Charles Oyuga commented on Laura Kaufer's blog post 'Advancing Agri-practice: Adding Value for Women Workshop Summary'
"Thanks Laura for the posting.   Regards"
Jul 1, 2011
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Jul 1, 2011
Marly Boonman commented on Charles Oyuga's blog post 'The Kenya Coffee Producers Gender Strategy'
"Dear Charles, I just came across an article about the results of a workshop held in Kenya where information was shared on gender-related research and gender-responsive practices in agriculture development. It seems that your organisation…"
Jun 29, 2011
Kassahun Belay commented on Charles Oyuga's blog post 'The Kenya Coffee Producers Gender Strategy'
"Hi Charles,   Developing Gender Strategy may require various activities to be taken effectively including conducting gender analysis on gender roles of women,men and children and gender constraints.Also consider the literatures and documnets…"
Jun 27, 2011

Profile Information

What is the name of your organisation?
Kenya Coffee Producers Association
What is your position/ function within the organisation?
Project officer
What does your organisation do on gender in value chains?
Undertake studies on the level to which gender has been mainstreamed in the entire coffee value chains and reccommend ion what needs to be done to ensure full participation and gain by both men and women in the value chains
Does your organisation have a website?
http://www.kcpa.or.ke
Please introduce yourself briefly:
I am agricultural biotechnologist with a bachelor’s degree in Bsc Biochemistry, with specific majors in agricultural and environmental biotechnology from the University of Nairobi. I am a Project Officer in charge of the Kenya National Coffee Reference Point Project at the Kenya Coffee Producers’ Association. As a project officer, I am in charge of collecting and documenting the challenges that face the coffee value chain in Kenya, especially at the level of the producers and coordinating meetings for coffee stakeholders with a view to having the stakeholders deliberate on the challenges and come up with sustainable solutions to addressing the same.

Areas of Interest
Environment and biodiversity conservation, equal and sustainable utilization of common pool resources among the populations in a community, sustainable rural development and improving the socio-economic status of slum dwellers, small holder farm households, children headed households, and women headed households, mainstreaming equal gender participation in African socio-economic development and capacity building/training vulnerable groups of people on sustainable natural resource management and rural development for economic sustainability.
Who invited you to this platform?
Njeri Kimotho
Which countries - regions do you focus on in your work?
Kenya

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The Kenya Coffee Producers Gender Strategy

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 11:32 7 Comments

The Kenya Coffee Producers Association, a membership organization for the coffee farmers in Kenya with a membership base of over 140 cooperative societies and 98 coffee estates representing over 300,000 farmers is keen to develop an institutional Gender Strategy that will also be adopted by our members. It is expected that the gender strategy will guide the organization in serving the members in a gender sensitive manner and will also assist the stakeholders in the coffee industry in Kenya…

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At 15:24 on February 7, 2011, Roel Snelder said…
Welcome Charles,

To get a quick overview you may want to read factsheet

We are collecting resources on gender in value chains through our Links section. Specific resources around coffee can be found here

Note that we also run a similar platform on entrepreneurship in Kenya

Note that this platform is yours to shareNews, Events and Forum Questions! So if you have experiences to share do feel free to share them. Also you can invite interested colleagues.

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Please also upload a photo; it is nice to be able to see each other.

Kind regards,

Roel Snelder

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