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, check out the infographic about Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE) Framework (here in french) 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!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 18 July 2017 at 11:42

Comme on aime le dire que derrière tout grand homme, se trouve une grande femme. Alors, la présence et la place des femmes dans nos activités ne doivent pas faire défaut. L'Homme et la femme sont complémentaires et une synergie d'action commune donne toujours une prospérité sans égale à nos affaires.Vive le genre féminin pour que vive toute l'humanité entière.

Daoulata MAIGA Félicitations à Mr et Mme GUINDO, moi je dis qu'à coté de chaque grand homme,se trouve une grande dame ! Bon courage

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Young Women Can Do It

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  21 July 2017, 02:00-09:30
  Holeta

Postpone Event

Dear Our Members,

We are hosting a visit to Young Women Can Do It on Friday 21st July at Holeta , if you are interested register : sowmictam@gmail.com

Sorry for the inconvenience ,because of security problem there we will postponed the visit, let you know the exact date on email.

Please find the Flyer HERE



Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 17 July 2017 at 10:08

An Empowered woman empowering others women in agriculture value chains.

Women are usually the main producers of many crops such as sunflower and wheat in Rukwa region in the southern Highlands of Tanzania. But unfortunately they benefit less from these production activities. However Mama Mzindakaya a teacher turned farmer and agrodealer believe that women producers can do better if given opportunities such as access to resources such as land, credit or finances as well as decision making power and access and control over benefit of agriculture production.As a teacher mama Mzindakaya was always passionate with agriculture.

Women are important players in agriculture value chains

In Rukwa region of Tanzania a lot of women engage in agriculture production. Fortunate or unfortunately most of the activities that women are more involved in are the most important ones that determine the yields of the crop such as land preparation, sowing or planting, weeding, harvesting and post harvesting activi

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 14 July 2017 at 01:33

CONSULTANT NEEDED: GENDER STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT FOR THE SUNFLOWER VALUE CHAIN

SNV Tanzania is looking for a Gender Consultant with experience in developing agricultural gender strategies. Consultant should be able to submit a Gender strategy document with a keen focus in agricultural value chains that they have worked in the past, A Financial proposal and proposed work plan as a pre-requisite of getting short-listed/considered for the assignment and up to date CV. Please find more details on the attached Terms of Reference.



Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 13 July 2017 at 10:25

A look in the life of a Gender in Value Chains Coach

Knox Kalubi, gender coach in Zambia shares his experience as a gender in value chains coach. Currently implementing the fourth Gender in Value Chains Coach trajectory in Zambia, he tells us more about his view on Gender, the tools and he provides advice for potential coachee's. 


Loes van Dijk Great to hear you talking about passion and a change in mindset, Knox Kalubi.  That is what matters!

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Akibodé Djodji Thanks for sharing. The video is to see and review because it is full of learning

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 10 July 2017 at 11:01

AgriProFocus Facilitates Mapping of Soil Fertility and Tree Seedling Value Chains

This quarter AgirProFocus facilitated two sustainable value chain workshops in Ethiopia:  one on mapping soil fertility value chains for the Fertile Grounds Initiative held in Ziway, and one on mapping tree seedling value chains for GiZ at Menagasha. Members of the AriProFocus Youth in Agribusiness Platform had the opportunity to participate in both workshops.

The interactive value chain mapping technique described in the by the AgriProFocus Gender in Value Chains Toolkits was used in both instances; workshop participants were supported to identify social, economic and environmental constraints and opportunities to the core and extended value chain of specific agricultural products (highland tree seedlings, lowland tree seedlings, compost, biochar, vermicompost, biofertilizer, and green manure seed).

Feedback from the tree seedling value chain workshop was very positive, feedback from the soil fertility

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 10 July 2017 at 12:08

Today is the start of the High-level Political Forum at the United Nations in New York! It is a central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. This campaign by some of our Dutch members, raises awareness on Women Economic Empowerment.


Join the #HLPF2017 #FlowNL Twitter storm on women's economic empowerment from 10 to 14 July #genderequality #SDG5!  

Posted By in AgriProFocus Niger
Posted 10 July 2017 at 11:18

Participation au Quatrième Panel de haut niveau : «Tirer pleinement profit des dividendes démographiques en Afrique en investissant dans la jeunesse». 

AgriProFocus a participé au Quatrième Panel de Haut Niveau sur le Genre et l’Autonomisation des femmes, pour partager son expérience de travail dans l’entrepreneuriat des jeunes et des femmes. L’objectif de cette participation est de contribuer à cette réflexion à travers le partage des expériences et des actions du Niger dans le renforcement de capacités et l’appui à la création d’emploi pour les jeunes et les femmes à travers l’entreprenariat.

Placé sous le thème : «Tirer pleinement profit des dividendes démographiques en Afrique en investissant dans la jeunesse», le quatrième Panel de discussion sur l’autonomisation de la jeune fille et de la jeune femme, s’est tenue du 20 au 30 juin à Addis-Abeba, en Ethiopie. A travers ce panel de haut niveau, L’Union africaine appelle à l’investissement

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 5 July 2017 at 12:53

LISTE DES INVITES DU DÉBAT EN LIGNE

"Défis/Perspectives de l'Autonomisation Economique de la Femme "

Madame Oumou Touré

Ministre de la Promotion de la Femme, de l’Enfant et de la Famille (MPFEF), invitée d’honneur

A

Mr Ayouba GOUALE

Conseiller Technique Juridique au MPFEF

B

Mme Nana Kadidia Traoré

Conseillère Technique en Santé publique au MPFEF

C

Mr Modibo Abdoulaye Maiga

Conseiller Technique au MPFEF Modérateur du Débat

D

Mr Mohamed Attaher MAIGA

Secrétaire Général du MPFEF

E

Mme Annette van Andel

Facilitatrice Pays du réseau AgriProFocus Mali,au Pays-Bas

F

Mme Youma Traore

Conseillère Technique MPFEF

G

Mr Moussa Guindo

Conseiller Technique Juridique au MPFEF

H

Mme Bernadette Haidara

Conseillè

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AgriProFocus a développé une Boîte à outils pour l’intégration de la dimension  GENRE dans le développement des chaînes de valeur agricoles. Cette boîte à outils a été mise au point par Angelica Senders de Fair & Sustainable Advisory Services, Anna Lentink de Triodos Facet, Mieke Vanderschaeghe,  consultante indépendante, Jacqueline Terrillon, coach dans le cadre de la trajectoire genre et chaînes de valeur en Ouganda, avec le soutien de Roel Snelder d’Agri-ProFocus.

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https://agriprofocus.com/.../140305_Frenchtoolkit_GVC.compressed1415291131.pdf

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vous pouvez accéder à cette boite à outils en cliquant sur le lien partagé plus haut. Le rseau AgriProFocus Mali a mené une série d'activités pour la vulgarisation de cette boite à outils à travers des ateliers , forum et débats radiophoniques. Nous avons coorganisé le Salon de la Femme Rurale, nous avons également retenu le 08 Mars pour lancement de trois édition du Salon du Financement de l'Agricultue avec des thématiques fortes sur l'autonomisation économique de la femme. 0 travers nos foires agricoles ( FASKO à Sikasso et Fokayes à Kayes) nous réservons des stands d'exposition pour les femmes en vue de faciliter la mise en marché des produits

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Nous avons également initié la Semaine de Promotion des Produits Agricoles Transformés en partenariat avec la FENATRA( Fédération Nationale des Transformateurs Agroalimentaires et une série de marchés mensuels dénommés SIBIRI SUGU sur le thème; Consommons ce que nous produisons, je peux  m’arrêter là pour le moment . Nous prévoyons cette année une série d'activités innovantes que nous pouvons partager après avec vous.

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En ma qualité de modérateur du débat en ligne sur les défis et les perspectives de l’autonomisation des femmes, je vous exhorte à continuer à poster vos contributions                Le débat se poursuit ce week-end et  tout au long de la semaine prochaine. Nous espérions tirer profit des expériences des uns et des autres.

 

A cette étape des contributions postées on peut retenir que vous avez mis en relief :

-      L’initiative  de la création du comité d’innovation genre dont le lead est assuré par le REFOE

-      L’existence d’une précieuse boîte à outil sur le genre dans les chaines de valeur

-      Les défis et contraintes en lien avec l’autonomisation économique des femmes relatifs entre autres (i) à l’alphabétisation et au relèvement de la qualification professionnelle (ii), aux pesanteurs culturelles et pratiques traditionnelles, (iii) à l’accès durable à la terre et à la propriété foncière, aux facteurs de production, (iv) à l’accès aux financements et les mécanismes de financement  disponibles ou à favoriser, (v) à la qualité de la gouvernance, (vi) au financement de la recherche technologique et à l’innovation dans le domaine de l’entrepreneuriat féminin.

-      Enfin, les participant (e)s pourront bénéficier du partage d’une expérience réussie dans la transformation, si madame Traoré Seynabou Dieng souhaite nous faire cas de sa nouvelle société de transformation dans la chaine de valeur épices et autres. Attendrons en retour vos appréciations sur cette expérience réussie.

Bon week-end avec le débat en ligne sur la plateforme de AgriProFocus.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 July 2017 at 12:33

Challenges & opportunities for women’s economic empowerment in agriculture

An article by SNV

Over the past several years, there has been increasing evidence regarding the importance of women’s economic participation, both for the advancement of women’s rights and gender equality, as well as for the economic well-being of families, communities, sectors and nations. Advancing women’s political participation, leadership and economic empowerment is central to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Women have a critical role to play in all of the SDGs, with many targets specifically recognising women’s equality and empowerment as both the objective and part of the solution. SDG5 is known as the stand-alone gender goal because it is dedicated to achieving these goals.

As Global Manager of SNV’s Enhancing Opportunities for Women’s Enterprises (EOWE) programme (funded by the Dutch government as part of the Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW) funding stream), I participated in th

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 28 June 2017 at 12:13

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to inform FAO publication titled Gender Sensitive value chain development. A guiding Framework is now available in Spanish.

You can find the English, French and Spanish version in the FDR and are available at the urls below.

FR: Développer des chaînes de valeur sensibles au genre

ES: Desarrollo de cadenas de valor sensibles al género

EN: Developing Gender-Sensitive Value Chains

PDF URLs:

http://www.fao.org/3/a-i6462f.pdf

http://www.fao.org/3/a-i6462s.pdf

http://www.fao.org/3/a-i6462e.pdf

Card URLs:

http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/76fa8c73-e8fb-4f6d-8b20-292961d87026/

http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/59887457-6d38-49d5-9dcf-020f3b4c2873/  

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

PATRICK GBEGBE Thanks

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Dorina Prech Many thanks for sharing these Alejandra Safa Barraza! 

3 weeks 19 hours ago

Akibodé Djodji Merci chère Alejandra pour ce partage,ceci vient en complément des outils formidables que nous a transmis Angelica Sanders lors de la formation à Bamako. Nous profitons de l'occasion pour dire à nos membres que Mme  la Ministre de la Promotion de la femme, l'enfant et la famille va participer au débat en ligne via notre plateforme.Le thème du débat mensuel  prévu ce mardi 04 Juillet su la plateforme du Mali est " Autonomisation économique de la femme, défis et perspectives"  N'hésitez  pas à y participer. Nous faisons donc aux expertises de Caroline van der Molen et Angelica Senders pour échanger avec le cabinet du Ministre de la promotion de la femme au Mali. La force du réseau c'est les membres, et la force des membres c'est le réseau. On est ensemble

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Akibodé Djodji

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·         Thank you dear Alejandra for this sharing, this comes in addition to the great tools that Angelica Sanders has transmitted to us during the training in Bamako. We would like to take this opportunity to tell our members that the Minister for the Advancement of Women, Children and Families will participate in the online debate via our platform. The theme of the monthly debate scheduled for Tuesday 04 July Platform of Mali is "Economic empowerment of women, challenges and prospects" Do not hesitate to participate. We are therefore doing the assessments of Caroline van der Molen and Angelica Senders to discuss with the Cabinet of the Minister for the Advancement of Women in Mali. The strength of the network is the members, and the strength of the members is the network. We are together

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Amavi Lys AGLINGLO Thanks dear alejandra for sharing


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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 28 June 2017 at 07:36

Meet Up Gender Coaches a success

12, 13 and 14 June 2017 a meet up was held in Kampala Uganda for Gender Coaches from all over the world. Organised by AgriProFocus for the coaches to share experiences, learn from each other and built the Gender Coaches community.

Presentations for but also by the participants, brainstorms were held and creative flip charts were made. There were lots of ideas and suggestions for the future to expand the community of coaches. 

If you want to know more about Gender Coaches trajectories or Gender in general, please contact cvandermolen@agriprofocus.com 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 23 June 2017 at 01:28

Stay informed on the latest Food & Nutrition Security publications!

Use the Food & Business Knowledge Platform’s Knowledge Portal

To ensure you stay updated on new publications in the field of Food & Nutrition Security, you can now subscribe to the topics of your interest on the Food & Business Knowledge Platform’s Knowledge Portal.

The Knowledge Portal provides you with selected references to knowledge and innovations in the field of Food & Nutrition Security (FNS). Items such as reports, briefs, toolkits and articles are shared in the Portal. Selection criteria for the Portal are defined in the Guidelines, indicating that items should offer innovative insights to FNS professionals, deepen current knowledge and be aimed at poverty reduction. The Knowledge Portal is updated with relevant knowledge items on a regular basis, divided into 6 main topics which consist of several sub-topics. Under the sub-topics annotated references can be found on subjects like nutrition security, urbanizat

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Posted By in AgriProFocus RD Congo
Posted 22 June 2017 at 02:30

VACANCY: Gender Consultant for Gender, Social Inclusion and Conflict Mitigation Assessment and Strategy Development

August –September 2017

Banyan Global is seeking an International Gender Consultant to prepare a Gender, Social Inclusion and Conflict Mitigation Assessment and Strategy Report for the USAID Democratic Republic of Congo – Kivu Value Chain Activity. The USAID-funded Kivu Value Chain Activity will focus on a nutrition-sensitive value chain (VC) and market systems development approach using a combination of technical assistance and capacity building for value chain actors, public-private partnership development, credit facilitation, marketing, and social behavior change communication in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo.

The International Gender Consultant will work in collaboration with Banyan Global’s Gender and Youth Inclusiveness Manager (Congolese national) and Search for Common Ground (SFCG) staff to conduct a gender, social inclusion of conflict miti

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Posted By in Emplois et Appels a Propositions
Posted 22 June 2017 at 02:20

Appel à candidature: Spécialiste de l’égalité des genres, des jeunes et de la sécurité alimentaire, République Démocratique du Congo - Kivu, RDC

(Citoyens Congolais exclusivement)

Banyan Global est une société de conseil pour le développement international. La firme dirigée par des femmes est basée à Washington, DC. Banyan Global opère dans six domaines spécialisés : la santé, le financement et l’investissement, le développement d’entreprise, l’égalité des genres, les jeunes, l’évaluation et l’éducation. Depuis 2002, Banyan Global a géré 71 projets dans 46 pays autour du monde.

Banyan Global cherche un(e) Spécialiste en matière d’égalité des genres et des jeunes dans le cadre d’un programme sur la sécurité alimentaire qui sera basé(e) à Bukavu, dans le Sud-Kivu, République Démocratique du Congo, pour un poste de consultant(e) à long terme. Le Spécialiste sera responsable de la direction technique en ce qui concerne l’égalité des genres et

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Meet-Up Gender in Value Chain Coaches

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  12 June 2017 to 14 June 2017 - All Day Event
  Royal Suites Hotel, Kampala, Uganda

This Meet Up event puts the Gender in Value Chain-coach in the spotlight and gives him/her the opportunity to share their experiences with the community of coaches, as well as learn from peers.

During this event we will focus on:

* Sharing experiences as a coach. What are challenges, best practices and lessons learned?
* Sharing expertise that can benefit all coaches
* Sharing new ideas and tools of and for gender in value chain coaches


After completion of this event, we aim that you have:
* Increased your level of expertise: more knowledge, more insights and up to date with new developments.
* Shared your experiences, positive and negative, and learnt lessons from peers that you can use in your daily practice and in the advancement of your career as GVC coach
* Feel more connected to the AgriProFocus community of coaches
* Been inspired, motivated and encouraged to think outside the box and see new opportunities.


Participation is by invitation only. For questions you can contact Caroline van der

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 2 June 2017 at 03:03

Vacancy - Portfolio Manager - Women in Business

The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) is a US$ 265 million private sector challenge fund that provides catalytic funding to enterprises in 24 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The fund supports innovative commercial businesses in the agribusiness, renewable energy and adaptation to climate change technology sectors with the aim of reducing rural poverty, promoting resilient rural communities and creating jobs through private sector development. We invest in businesses that are seen as “risky” and that struggle to meet traditional risk-return standards for commercial investors and which offer significant impact on poverty alleviation by creating jobs and sustainable incomes.

The AECF was launched at the World Economic Forum as an initiative of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). Since 2008, it has been supported by donor governments namely Australia, Canada, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom, and intern

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 2 June 2017 at 08:40

An improved relationship leads to a better life

An article by SNV

Hussein Ahmed and Worknesh have been married for more than 20 years. They experienced many problems in their marriage. Now their relationship has improved significantly as a result of their participation in the 'Gender and youth empowerment in horticulture markets' (GYEM) project.

Hussein and Worknesh were selected as champion farmers for the GYEM project. As a part of that, Hussein took part in a training session. SNV brought together champion famers, men and women, from different villages who all experience problems in their household such as alcoholism or domestic abuse.

The champion famers create a vision on what they would like to reach in their lives, such as a car or a better house, and the steps they need to take to realise their dream. As a part of this process, participants discuss their household situation, for example their relationship with their spouse and the division of labour at home, and what changes are neede

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 30 May 2017 at 09:55

Atelier de partage de résultats sur la formation Genre et Chaîne de Valeur Agricole

AgriProFocus –mali a organisé le 23 mai 2017, à la maison du partenariat Angers-Bamako, un atelier de partage des acquis de la formation pour ses membres, dont le thème était ‘’Genre et chaine de valeur agricole, l’objectif de l’atelier : Créer un cadre d’échange entre partenaires et membres du réseau, en vue d’un meilleur partage des résultats obtenus et des leçons apprises.

La cérémonie d’ouverture de cet atelier était présidée par Fousseyni Diakité, représentant du Directeur Régional Adjoint de Icco Coopération Afrique de l’ouest , en présence de Oudou Bengaly coordinateur national du réseau AgriProFocus ,Coumba samboura , Représentante de la coordinatrice du projet karité et de Tidiane Traoré , Directeur Régional Adjoint du Centre de Développement Agro-alimentaire (CDA) .

C’est sur l’intervention du coordinateur national d’AgriProFocus, Oudou bengaly, que la cér

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 22 May 2017 at 03:23

Gender in Value Chain Teaser workshop 

On Friday 12th May 2017, AgriProFocus Rwanda organized a ‘’Gender in Value Chains Teaser Workshop’’ at Umubano Hotel.

This workshop’s objective was to explain to organisations & companies the effects of gender inequality in the agricultural value chains. AgriProFocus combines the fields of gender and value chain development to help organisations and companies improve gender equity in agricultural value chain development.

20 people participated drawn from NGOs (13), private companies (5), knowledge institute (1), and Government institution (1).

This teaser workshop was an introduction to the Gender in Value Chains Coaching Trajectory to inform potential participants of the coaching track, focusing on what the coaching involves and how it can improve your business.

A big thank you to all the participants, we look forward to cooperating more in the upcoming Gender in Value Chain Coaching trajectory.