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! 


Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 2 days 1 hour 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

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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 4 days 19 hours 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

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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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 5 days 2 hours 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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 6 days 22 hours 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

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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.






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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!

4 weeks 4 hours ago

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 month 1 week 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!

1 month 1 week ago

Meskerem Niesette Ritmeester Thanks for sharing Selam!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 month 1 week ago

Here we are! Graduation of 2016 candidates 

Anne Marie Kortleve Congratulations to all graduates! 

1 month 1 week ago

Angelica Senders Congratulations indeed!!!

1 month 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
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A Gender coachee presenting his case study at the closing workshop today 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 month 1 week 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. 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 month 1 week ago

My experience with AgriProFocus 4th gender trajectory 2016.

I have gained a lot of knowledge from this gender trajectory for example I have learnt how to build a good case study, develop a Gender action plan, formulate a Gender policy and follow up on its indicators during and after program implementation.

I am sure this will go a long way in improvinig the performance of my organization in its effort to mainstream gender in barley and beans value chains in Kabale, Kanungu, Kisoro and Rubanda districts

Janine Schoeman Thanks Joventa for sharing your positive feedback! 

1 month 1 week ago

Angelica Senders Thank you very much Joventa for sharing this, I am very happy this coaaching trajectory was useful for you!!

1 month 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 month 1 week ago

what Amathon Agri Uganda has benefited from the 4th Gender Trajectory 2016.

This is to thank AgriProfocus for taking us through the Gender trajectory 2016. As Amatheon we had an interest to integrate Gender perspective into our Value Chain Development but did not know where to start from. Having participated in the 4th Gender AgriProFocus Trajectory, the company has made a bold step towards integrating a gender perspective in our value chains. We have completed a situational analysis and developed a gender strategy to be implemented soon.

I would like to encourage and appeal to those who have not had an opportunity to participate in the 2016 trajectory to register for the upcoming one-2017. For there are lots of learning and experience sharing opportunities integrating gender in our organizational Value Chain interventions.

Ocheng Paul Ajal Way to go

1 month 1 week ago

Janine Schoeman Thanks Nancy for sharing this with us! 

1 month 1 week ago

Angelica Senders Thank you Nancy, I hope your apeal will imvite many to join the next gender in VC coaching trajectory

 

1 month 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 month 1 week ago

The 2016 Gender in value chains coaching trajectory is enjoying its final workshop today and tomorrow at the agriProFocus office in Kampala. As one of two national gender coaches I have really enjoyed this year and looking forward to starting the fifth trajectory in 2017. Please join us.

Angelica Senders Thanks to you and Myriam this coaching trajectory was so successful, Pamela!! We are very happy with good coaches like you two! 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 month 1 week ago

Join the webinar: 

Measuring Unpaid Care in Market Systems Development: Methods and Tools

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 systems. Presenters will highlight recent learning on how to apply methods and tools for measuring unpaid care work, so as to better assess and understand the constraints that it may represent, as well as the results of market systems interventions.

This webinar is hosted by SEEP's Women's Economic Empowerment Working Group, as a part of its "Innovations in Women's Economic Empowerment" webinar series.

Register here

Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 1 month 1 week ago

The paper titled Developing Gender-Sensitive Value Chains has been published 

The purpose of this publication, part of the FAO series on sustainable food value chain development, is to facilitate the systematic integration of gender equality dimensions into value chain development programmes and projects.

Early next year the French and Spanish versions will be available.

Link: http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/a68a59ff-b984-4334-b7c0-d56729177ca4/

  


Anne Marie Kortleve Thank you for sharing it here Alejandra! We will promote the paper widely within our networks.

1 month 4 days ago

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Ethiopian Network for Gender Equality in Agriculture

Event posted by in Ethiopian Network - Gender Equality in Agriculture
  08 December 2016 to 09 December 2016 - All Day Event
  Getfam Hotel

The "Ethiopian Network for Gender Equality in Agriculture" will hold its 4th bi-annual workshop on the 8 and 9th Dec. 2016 at Getfam Hotel, Addis Ababa.



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

Les moteurs de l'autonomisation économique des femmes, 

un appel à l'action "Ne laissez personne derrière, un appel à l'action pour l'égalité des sexes et l'autonomisation économique des femmes"


Traduction: Cabinet GLOBAL NOVAT  Benin (avec mes remerciements)

Ce rapport du Groupe de haut niveau du Secrétaire général de l'ONU sur l'émancipation économique des femmes présente 7 facteurs pour faire face à ces contraintes systémiques et donne des suggestions d'action concrètes.

«Les différences entre les sexes à la fois dans le travail non rémunéré et dans tous les types de travail rémunéré sont importantes et persistantes, reflétant les contraintes sur les opportunités et les résultats économiques des femmes. Dans le même temps, les femmes occupent environ trois fois plus de travail non rémunéré que les hommes.

Même lorsque les femmes sont rémunérées, elles ont tendance à travailler dans des emplois qui reflètent les stéréotypes sexu

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Daoulata MAIGA Merci Angelica pour la version française du document , je vais partager sur la page facebook du réseau. 

1 month 2 weeks ago

Angelica Senders Tres Bien Daouta, C'est dommage que je n'ai pas pu trouver le document complet dans la version française sur Internet. J'espère que ce ' post' est déjà une source de réflexion


1 month 2 weeks ago

MARIAM TOGO c'est très bien de voir le genre avec le développement des chaines de valeurs

1 month 2 weeks ago

Daoulata MAIGA Tout à fait Mariam, merci d'avoir visiter la plateforme. Surtout n’hésiter pas à partager avec nous vos expériences sur le  genre dans les chaines de valeurs. A bientôt 

1 month 2 weeks ago

Daoulata MAIGA Bonjour Angelica, je trouve que le document donne déjà des informations très pertinente. Merci pour le partage.

1 month 2 weeks ago

Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

Drivers for Women’s Economic Empowerment, a call for action

‘Leave no one behind, a call to action for gender equality and women’s economic empowerment’ 


This report by UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment presents 7 drivers to address these systemic constraints and gives concrete suggestions for action. 

'The gender differences both in unpaid work and in all types of paid work are large and persistent, reflecting constraints on women’s economic opportunities and outcomes. At the same time, women take on about three times more unpaid work than men. 

Even when women are paid, they tend to work in jobs that reflect gender stereotypes and are characterized by relatively low earnings, poor working conditions and limited career-advancement opportunities. In many jobs and sectors, women have restricted scope for collective voice and action. Even when women do the same jobs as men or perform work of equal val

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Cabinet GLOBAL NOVAT Thanks Angelica for this informations

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Cabinet GLOBAL NOVAT Les moteurs de l'autonomisation économique des femmes, un appel à l'action
"Ne laissez personne derrière, un appel à l'action pour l'égalité des sexes et l'autonomisation économique des femmes"


Ce rapport du Groupe de haut niveau du Secrétaire général de l'ONU sur l'émancipation économique des femmes présente 7 facteurs pour faire face à ces contraintes systémiques et donne des suggestions d'action concrètes.

«Les différences entre les sexes à la fois dans le travail non rémunéré et dans tous les types de travail rémunéré sont importantes et persistantes, reflétant les contraintes sur les opportunités et les résultats économiques des femmes. Dans le même temps, les femmes occupent environ trois fois plus de travail non rémunéré que les hommes.

Même lorsque les femmes sont rémunérées, elles ont tendance à travailler dans des emplois qui reflètent les stéréotypes sexuels et se caractérisent par des revenus relativement faibles, des conditions de travail médiocres et des possibilités limitées d'avancement professionnel. Dans de nombreux emplois et secteurs, les femmes ont une marge de manœuvre limitée pour la voix et l'action collective. Même lorsque les femmes font le même travail que les hommes ou effectuent un travail de valeur égale, elles sont payées moins en moyenne que les hommes. Des centaines de millions de femmes travaillent de manière informelle sans protection sociale et professionnelle en droit ou en pratique.

En outre, les femmes ont moins de femmes que d'hommes d'affaires, les femmes sont moins susceptibles que les hommes de posséder des petites et moyennes entreprises. Seulement 20% des entreprises des pays les plus pauvres ont des femmes propriétaires. Les entreprises appartenant à des femmes ont tendance à être plus petites, sont plus susceptibles d'être à la maison et sont souvent désavantagées dans leur accès au crédit, aux ressources et aux biens.

Les contraintes systémiques à l'origine de cet écart entre les sexes sont les suivantes: normes sociales défavorables, droit discriminatoire et lacunes dans la protection juridique, incapacité à reconnaître la réduction et la distribution du travail et des soins non rémunérés, écarts entre les sexes dans l'accès aux biens numériques, financiers et immobiliers. L'image ci-dessous (page 4 du rapport) montre les principaux pilotes principaux pour résoudre ces contraintes.

1 month 3 weeks ago

Angelica Senders Merci beaucoup pour ce traduction!! Je vais essayer de partager cela avec les pays francophone de AgriProFocus! 

1 month 2 weeks ago

Angelica Senders I reposted this with your translation for the french speaking AgriProFocus countries thank you very much again.   

1 month 2 weeks ago