Gender in Value Chains

moderated by Angelica Senders

Since 2008, a vibrant innovation community has been active within AgriProFocus. Its mission is to improve gender equity in agricultural value chain development. 

This knowledge platform aims to be a resource and a virtual place for exchange of experiences and knowledge development on the subject of Gender in Value Chains. It is open to professionals worldwide interested to increase the gender sensitivity of working on economic development within the perspective of sustainable rural development, particularly in a value chain approach. Today our community comprises of over 800 professionals worldwide from donor agencies and knowledge institutes to NGOs and companies. 

By regular exchange and working together, our community has developed exciting knowledge products for value chain practitioners, like the Toolkit on Gender in Value Chains, the Toolkit on Coffee as a Family Business and the book Challenging Chains to Change. Do you want to learn about gender sensitive value chain development online? You can also check out the e-modules of our online training

Read more about us in our factsheet, or watch video's about Gender in Value Chains in our video library.

We invite professionals, experts and practitioners to become part of our community and share information and experiences with others, in the form of a 'post', 'event' or 'product service'. Make sure you log in first! 

Post your news, questions, experiences and other messages regarding here! 


Summary available of Second Forum Meeting on Gender in GRAD project

Please find a summary of the Gender in GRAD Project presentation – Strategies, Challenges and Outcomes” of Semhal Getachew who is the Gender and Youth Advisor at CARE. This forum meeting is the second in a series and organized by the Ethiopian Network - Gender Equality in Agriculture (ENGEA). This meeting was attended by 20 network members. 

Click here to access the PowerPoint Presentation.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 6 days 6 min ago

INTEGRATION GENRE ET JEUNE DANS LES CHAÎNES DE VALEURS

AgriProFocus, avec ses membres, ICCO Coopération et Fair & Sustainable ont organisé du 6 février au 14 février 2017 deux formations sur « l’intégration du Genre dans les chaînes de valeurs » et les « Jeunes dans les chaînes de valeur ».

Ces 2 formations avaient pour objectif de fournir aux professionnels des organisations et entreprises agroalimentaire au Burundi, les compétences et outils pour appliquer des approches sensible à la dimension genre et jeunes pour le développement des Chaînes de valeurs et des entreprises agroalimentaires.

Une Vingtaine de professionnels issus de différentes organisations d’appui au développement ont pu bénéficier de cette formation unique en son genre et ont élaboré des plans d’actions pour intégrer la perspective genre et jeune dans leurs interventions.

Prochainement le rapport et le documentaire réalisé.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 week 5 days ago

Jobs at Catholic Relief Services, Uganda 

CRS has worked in Uganda since 1965, initially providing emergency assistance to Sudanese refugees living in the north. Over the years, CRS has expanded its programming to also address development needs in western, central and eastern Uganda. CRS’ projects in Uganda currently include agriculture, microfinance, peace building and youth. CRS Uganda implements its programs through partnerships with local organizations, including the Catholic Church, other faith-based organizations and community entities for maximum impact and sustainability.

CRS will be submitting a proposal in response to the 2017 USAID Food for Peace (FFP) Development Food Security Activities (DFSA) Request for Applications (RFA). CRS Uganda will serve as the prime on the application and will develop the proposal in consortium with other international non-governmental organizations, local implementing partners and international/national research institutions. The prop

... Read more

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 weeks 23 hours ago

Gender Advisor Job at IRC - DRC

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.

In partnership with other stakeholders, the IRC will implement the anticipated Integrated Health Project (IHP) to be funded by USAID in South Kivu, Katanga, Kasai Oriental and Kasai Occidental. The project will provide support to the health system in several health zones and strengthen the performance of quality health services.

Within the overall framework of the project, the IRC will be responsible for providing technical leadership for the gender component, addressing cultural norms and barriers to care. Specific activities will be jointly designed with Ministry of Health at national level and decentralized health strictures at provincial and zone le

... Read more

Guylaine Mwamini Thank you @Marion for sharing this information

2 weeks 23 hours ago

feb
13

Gender Coaching Trajectory IV

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  13 February 2017, All Day Event
  TBA

Gender differences and inequalities in allocation of resources and power affect the ways in which value chains operate at every level. Understanding those inequalities is critical to effectively address weak linkages that hamper upgrading quality and growth as well as poverty reduction and empowerment.

To make value chains interventions work for both women and men, AgriProFocus, has since 2013 organized gender in value chains coaching trajectory that provides on-the-job and tailor-made support to organizations with the objective of building the capacity of staff through active experimentation with real life cases from their work.

The Coaching trajectory involves 2-10 organisations who are coached and trained in gender in value chains mainstreaming. On gender in value chains, the aim is to increase business and public interest by showing the economic benefits or missed opportunities in the agriculture sector.

For more information, please contact Ms. Maumo Mubila - mmubila@agriprofocus.com



feb
06

Formation en Genre et chaînes de valeurs

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Burundi
  06 February 2017 - 08:30 to 10 February 2017 - 17:30
  Bujumbura

ICCO Coopération en partenariat avec AgriProFocus et FSAS organisent un formation sur l'intégration du genre et jeunes dans les chaînes de valeurs agricoles.

Pourquoi cette formation

La situation actuelle des femmes et des jeunes est qu’ils jouent un rôle essentiel dans les chaînes de valeur agricoles mais leurs contributions restent souvent invisible car ils se trouvent dans les maillons les moins valorisés  ceci a un impact considérable sur le développement de l'agriculture  en général et sur le développement de la chaîne de valeur en particulier.   

Objectif

Cette formation a pour objectif de renforcer les capacités des professionnels des organisations et entreprises au Burundi dans la conception et la mise en œuvre d’ interventions visant le développement de chaînes de valeur équitables et inclusives prennent en compte la dimension genre et jeunes.

Pour Qui?

Cette formation est destiné aux responsables des renforcements de capacités des Organ

... Read more


Posted By in Genre et Chaine de Valeur Bénin
Posted 1 month 1 week ago

Une femme source d'inspiration pour les jeunes entrepreneures béninoises!

Mme FAIZOUN Eugénie, une comptable qui est devenue l'une des figures importantes de la Piscicultrice au Bénin. 

Lisez plutôt : http://www.banquemondiale.org/fr/news/feature/2017/01/17/eugenie-faizouns-remarkable-journey?cid=EXT_WBSocialShare_EXT""


Akibodé Djodji

Mes respects Mme FAIZOUN, Vous êtes comme une lumière qui va éclairer le chemin qui mène à l'entrepreneuriat féminin. Vos sœurs suivront votre chemin.   Les femmes dirigent désormais un tiers de toutes les entreprises de l’économie formelle à travers le monde. Cependant, la majorité de celles qui opèrent dans les économies en développement et de transition sont des très petites ou des micro-entreprises au potentiel de croissance limité. Au-delà de la sous-représentation des femmes dans les entreprises de toutes tailles, plus l’entreprise est grande, moins elle est susceptible d’être dirigée par une femme.

1 month 4 days ago

jan
25

Opportunities for Women's Economic empowerment

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  25 January 2017, 09:30-10:30
  Online webinar

SEEP webinar Beyond Production: Innovation and Opportunity for Women's Economic Empowerment in Agricultural Market Systems

Women living in poverty occupy a large and growing role in agricultural production in developing countries, leading many development practitioners to focus interventions targeting women on production-related activities where scale can more easily be achieved. However, with the spread of the market systemsdevelopment approach, practitioners are identifying innovative ways to address market constraints and catalyze women’s economic empowerment through new entry points. Examples include interventions that promote roles for women as traders and intermediaries, as key providers of extension or veterinary services, or in marketing and retail sales.

This webinar follows the recent publication of a BRIEF supported by the Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project, which seeks to enhance USAID programs, projects, and activities focused on creating inclusive market syst

... Read more


Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 1 month 1 week ago

2 Gender Field Officers needed Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd

Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd. is one of the leading coffee exporters in Uganda. We contribute to the professionalization of the coffee value chain from field to cup. Our Farmer Support Teams work with coffee farming households to improve coffee production and livelihoods. We are expanding our gender programme and are looking for 2 Gender Field Officers to strengthen our team.

Location: Mbale and Paidha

Duration of contract: 4 years, with a try-out period of 6 months

Starting date: 1st February or March 2017

Deadline for application: Monday 23rd January – 5:00 pm

Main duties and responsibilities

-Contribute to the development of the gender strategy;

-Plan and execute gender workshops for champions;

-Follow-up implementation of household plans;

-Set-up and coordinate VSLAs;

-Monitoring and Evaluation; Technical reporting;

-Coordinate integration of the gender programme into Kyagalanyi’s Farmer Support Teams; and

-West Nile: Coordinate the stop chi

... Read more

Report out! The first platform meeting of the ENGEA on Rural Land Administration Law from Gender Perspectives

The presentation on “Rural Land Administration Law from Gender Perspectives” was made by Selam Gebretsion who is a Gender Specialist Land Administration to Nurture Development (LAND) Project which is financed by USAID. The project has been active since 2013 and will continue until 2018.

The program was organized by The Ethiopian Network for Gender Equality in Agriculture (ENGEA) which was established 1 year ago. The purpose of the presentation is in line with one of the network’s objective of creating a platform for sharing information, managing knowledge and experience among government and development partners”.

The Rural Land Administration Law from gender Perspective is the first in a series and was attended by 20 network members.

Please read a short summary of the paper presentation meeting here.

Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

SEEP webinar: Beyond Production: Innovation and Opportunity for Women's Economic Empowerment in Agricultural Market Systems

Women living in poverty occupy a large and growing role in agricultural production in developing countries, leading many development practitioners to focus interventions targeting women on production-related activities where scale can more easily be achieved. However, with the spread of the market systems development approach, practitioners are identifying innovative ways to address market constraints and catalyze women’s economic empowerment through new entry points. Examples include interventions that promote roles for women as traders and intermediaries, as key providers of extension or veterinary services, or in marketing and retail sales.

This webinar follows the recent publication of a BRIEF supported by the Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project, which seeks to enhance USAID programs, projects, and activities focused on creating inclusive marke

... Read more

Janine Schoeman Hi Angelica Senders, thanks for sharing this webinar. It's best to post it as an event, you can do this by clicking the tab 'event' when posting a message. This way it shows up in the calendars as well. Thanks

1 month 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

TANZANIA GENDER IN VALUE CHAINS COACHING TRAJECTORY 2017

Women play crucial roles in agriculture value chains but often times their contribution remains invisible. Evidence shows that enabling women to have equal access to inputs, services, and land improves yields. It also shows that female farmers often pay greater attention than men to crop quality and that productivity increases as a result of increasing their access to technical training.

In order to make value chains work for both men and women, AgriProFocus Tanzania is inviting you to participate at the very first Gender in Value Chains Coaching Trajectory that provides value chain actors and practitioners on the job guidance on real life cases to put gender sensitive ways of working in practice.

Read More about the Gender in value chains coaching trajectory HERE.

Click HERE to download the Sign up form for Registration and return a filled form to us. 


Contact us further on 0689 869 565 or through email hokoth@agri

... Read more

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

Call to participate in the Gender in value chains Trajectory 2017 

It has been confirmed that; Gender equality increases productivity and credibility in companies and organizations. If women and youth were meaningfully participating in income generating activities, then Uganda would annually be earning 227 billion shillings [UNDP report 2016].

Women and youth play a significant role in food production and supply chain. Interventions that are gender aware are greatly and positively impacting on their constituencies.

AgriProFocus Ugandan collaboration with KIT, ICCO, HIVOS and F&S therefore; presents to you an opportunity to register and participate in the 5th coaching trajectory in gender and value chains development.

Click here to download the factsheet that has details on the application process.

Deadline for receiving applications is on 30th January 2017

jan
05

The Rural Land Administration Law from Gender Perspectives

Event posted by in Ethiopian Network - Gender Equality in Agriculture
  05 January 2017, 14:00-16:00
  ATA Office

The Ethiopian Network for Gender Equality in Agriculture (ENGEA) has organized the first forum in a series to raise awareness on gender issues. The first forum will have a presentation by Ethiopian Land Administration to Nurture Development (LAND) project.

Selam Gebretsion, gender specialist for the LAND project, will present her paper on 'Rural Land Administration Law from Gender Perspectives'.

The objective of this first forum will be to learn more and exchange insights regarding Ethiopian women farmers' challenges to land access.






apr
23

International Agribusiness Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  23 April 2017 to 12 May 2017 - All Day Event
  Haifa, Israel

Applications open for an International Course on "Agribusiness: A Tool for the Empowerment of Rural Women" (3 weeks)

This course aims to contribute to rural women's empowerment by exploring agricultural entrepreneurship as well as additional farm-related components of rural economy contributing to income generation and employment, taking into consideration the adaptability of different methods and technologies to meet local conditions in each participant's own country.

Admission requirements:

This course is for policy makes, practitioners, representatives of the agricultural sector. Applicants need to have an academic degree and at least 5 years experience.

Click here to find more information.



INTERNATIONAL COURSE ON AGRIBUSINESS - Dear members of the Ethiopian Network for Gender Equality in Agriculture (ENGEA), please access the link below for an opportunity to upgrade your skill and knowledge in Agribusiness sector. 

We wish you best of luck. 



Anne Marie Kortleve Thanks for sharing Hibiete! Can you also post it as an event? In that way it will also appear on the Gender calendar and events overview. Thank you!

2 months 1 week ago

Seblewongel Deneke The meeting went well and thanks to all who attended. The proceeding and presentations will be posted soon

1 month 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago

Hello, My name is Selamawit Firdissa. I'm a Gender and Nutrition for BENEFIT Partnership. 

BENEFIT

The collaborative partnership, Bilateral Ethiopian Netherlands Effort for Food, Income and Trade – BENEFIT, unites the four projects:

- The Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) Ethiopia project

- Ethiopian-Netherlands Trade Facility for Agribusiness (EN-TAG)

- The Sesame Business Network Support Project (SBN-SP), and 

- The Capacity building for Scaling up of evidence-based best practices in agricultural production in Ethiopia (CASCAPE) project. 


These projects together sustainably improve agricultural production, farmers’ income and trade of agricultural commodities, resulting in a market effect on food and nutrition security of rural households in Ethiopia, more employment and local economic development. I hope this net-work will create an opportunity for us to link, share our experience and learn from others. 

Regards, Selam  

Gizaw Legesse Hi Selam, thank you for the information. I would like to mention to members also that ENTAG, one of the about projects is our partner in organizing the Bi-monthly Business Drinks!

2 months 2 weeks ago

Meskerem Niesette Ritmeester Thanks for sharing Selam!

2 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago

Here we are! Graduation of 2016 candidates 

Anne Marie Kortleve Congratulations to all graduates! 

2 months 3 weeks ago

Angelica Senders Congratulations indeed!!!

2 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago

A Gender coachee presenting his case study at the closing workshop today 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago

Today AgriProFocus Uganda is having its closing workshop for the 4th AgriProFocus GVC coaching trajectory 2016. Reflecting on key lessons and successes gained during the trajectory. More to come.