genderinvaluechains

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 2 months 1 week ago

The 'Mushroom Lady' is growing change in Tanzania

In Tanzania, women are the caretakers of the land. Dressed in vibrant African prints under the hot, unforgiving sun, day-after-day, they plant, weed and harvest the fields. With limited technology, these chores are time-intensive and exhausting. In the evenings, they carry home the day's harvest to prepare for the family’s dinner. They then sell what they can at the local market. The next morning, they start over again.

Even though farming here is a way of life, many rural villages in Tanzania lack nutritional diversity because they eat the same foods day-after-day, meal-after-meal. With their role in the field, women are the nutrition gatekeepers to these communities. And yet, too often, they are not land owners. They are not household decision-makers. They lack access to tools, financing and education needed to push forward. They are not empowered. Even worse, these gender customs are barriers to breaking the cycle of poverty and maln

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 2 months 1 week ago

Men and women make way for gender equality in Tanzanian village – Land O’Lakes & USAID Initiative

Women dressed in vibrant African fabric are sprinkled across fields of tea, coffee and banana trees. This is Tanzania, and these women are the caretakers of the land – and of their families. 

And yet, for women like Isabella Mwile, hard work in the field and raising children doesn’t necessarily make her a partner at home. Traditionally in Tanzania, men are the decision makers. However, in Isabella’s village of Mbaka, in Rungwe district, these traditions are changing.

In January 2015, leaders of Mbaka village acknowledged Isabella’s leadership qualities and selected her to attend an Innovations in Gender Equality (IGE) training-of-trainers course on women’s’ and girls’ leadership in agriculture. With funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Land O’Lakes International Development, the IGE program facilitated this session wi

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 4 months 1 week 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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nov
02

Gender in Value Chain Teaser Workshop

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  02 November 2016, 08:30-13:00
  Dar es Salaam

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. In order to introduce the gender coaching trajectory in Tanzania, AgriProFocus is organizing a half day teaser workshop on 2nd November 2016 in Dar Es Salaam to;

1. Share experiences and results of similar coaching trajectory in other countries such Zambia and Uganda

2. Conduct on of the main exercise from the toolkit which will raise awareness about gender

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oct
31

Gender in Value Chains Teaser Workshop

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  31 October 2016, 08:30-13:00
  Arusha

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. In order to introduce the gender coaching trajectory in Tanzania, AgriProFocus is organizing a half day teaser workshop on 31st October 2016 in Arusha to;

1. Share experiences and results of similar coaching trajectory in other countries such Zambia and Uganda

2. Conduct on of the main exercise from the toolkit which will raise awareness about g

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains Uganda
Posted 1 year 5 months ago

IMPROVING GENDER EQUITY IN AGRICULTURAL VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT

“From the coaching track, I’ve learned how to mainstream Gender in the Value Chain, using the different tools e.g. the chain mapping, where we look at the chain actors & levels of participation of men, women and youth along the chain"

“Being gender sensitive in the value chains is of paramount importance in realizing holistic growth and harmony in families”said one of the coachees.

We would like to congratulate our dear 2015 Gender coachees who successfully completed the AgriProFocus 3rd Gender in Value Chains Trajectory that started in February 2015. Out of the 6 participating organizations that participated in the 2015 Gender and Value Chains Trajectory, 14 Gender coaches graduated at the two day closing workshop held on 2nd -3rdDecember, 2015 at SNV/AgriProFocus Offices.

Anne Marie Kortleve Congratulations to all gender coaches!

1 year 5 months ago