Gender in Value Chains

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February 2012 News (8)

Women’s economic empowerment to foster food security, case studies from developing countries 2011

In this booklet the Sustainable Economic Development Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands explains the bottlenecks women face in the production, preparation, processing and trading of food. The booklet also presents an overview of Dutch-funded organisations and projects focused on food security that are working to enhance the economic empowerment of women.…


Added by Marly Boonman on February 27, 2012 at 16:48 — No Comments

The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index

Courtesy of IFPRI. Read more here

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) have come together to develop a Women’s…


Added by Roel Snelder on February 21, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

Prioritising women's economic empowerment in M4P (Markets for the Poor): discussion paper

Courtesy of M4P Hub

Markets for the Poor(M4P) is coordinating a multi-step process aimed at strengthening women’s economic empowerment (WEE) issues within the M4P framework. Dr. Linda Jones…


Added by Roel Snelder on February 16, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

FAO, Gender sensitive participatory approaches to building producer organizations

Articles in this newsletter provide concrete examples of successful implementation of gender sensitive approaches in producers' organizations, including cooperatives, self-help groups, farmer's associations, trade unions and other types of groups that involve…

Added by Roel Snelder on February 14, 2012 at 14:09 — No Comments

Launch Agri-ProFocus Gender in Value Chains coaching tracks: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda

The focus for Agri-ProFocus in 2012 is to operationalise the learning of the gender in value chains community at the Agri-Hub level, to start with Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Uganda.

This joint Agri-ProFocus knowledge agenda is being supported by the KIT and Fair & Sustainable. The objective is to…


Added by Roel Snelder on February 10, 2012 at 20:00 — No Comments

Focus on gender in Ethiopian value chains

APF Agri-Hub Ethiopia organized the first event in 2012 about gender in value chains. The workshop on 7 Feb in Kaleb hotel Addis was attended by 38 people (20 women, 18 men) from universities, BDS providers, NGOs and producer organizations.  Participants mentioned ‘We work in value chains and really want to address gender, but we do not now how to’. By providing practical tools this workshop addressed a felt need.…


Added by Wim Goris on February 9, 2012 at 9:30 — 3 Comments

Oxfam seeks consultant for gender in olive market chain, Palestinian Territories - CVs by 13th Feb

Following two successful bids to SDC and the EC on integrating small farmers into the olive market system, OGB is looking for a consultant to undetake some specialised consultancy in the Palestinian Territories, to ensure the project is set up to address gender and women's economic leadership effectively.


Specifically, the work is to:

- perform gendered household and farm analysis with small olive farmers



Added by Liz Kirk on February 8, 2012 at 11:54 — No Comments

Understanding gender in agricultural value chains : the cases of grapes/raisins, almonds and saffron in Afghanistan

This study seeks to: (1) understand the constraints and opportunities affecting women's capacity to take significant control over the value chains of key export products in Afghanistan, and (2) provide policy recommendations to strengthen gender mainstreaming strategies.

Added by Roel Snelder on February 3, 2012 at 9:55 — No Comments

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