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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
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 email@example.com
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... Read more
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... Read more
(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... Read more
During this event we will focus on:
Participation is by invitation only. For questions you can contact Caroline van der... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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.
The 2017 GREAT course focuses on Gender-responsive Cereal Grain Breeding. GREAT courses have a focus on sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and are offered to multi-disciplinary project teams.
GREAT applied gender training for agricultural researchers offers tailored skills development in gender-responsiveness for the design, implementation, evaluation, and communication stages of agricultural research projects. GREAT courses are tailored to specific agriculture disciplines and value chains, offering gender training linked to practice in agricultural research, targeted to research communities. The courses are designed to balance the depth of theory needed to internalize concepts with practical tools to apply in ongoing projects. GREAT aims to equip research teams with tools and skills to act, and move beyond “gender sensitization.”
The 2017 Gender-responsive Cereal Breeding course covers the following learning objectives:
With women holding 60 to 90 percent of jobs in the labor-intensive stages of the apparel and fresh produce global supply chains, it would make sense for companies in those industries to consider women’s specific challenges when focusing on ethical supply chain management. However, until now, women have rarely been a focus of such strategies, with businesses either unaware of the issues women face or unsure how to address them—or both.
Moreover, supply chain manag... Read more
SNV-Netherlands Development Organization is the lead organization in the implementation of the Inclusive Business in Sunflower Value Chain project with a consortium pf partners namely, Mbeya Sunflower Oil Processors Association(MBESOPA), Jackson Group, Women Poverty Alleviation in Tanzania ( WOPATA) and AgriProFocus Tanzania.
The role of AgriProFocus in the project is to take lead on integrating a gender perspective in the sunflower value chain development. Consequently, AgriProFocus is currently seeking to hire a consultant to carry out an in-depth Sunflower Gender Value Chain analysis aimed at highlighting the specific roles of men and women throughout the value chain, and identify opportunities and challenges to balancing benefits in this chain between men and women.
Summary of the Assignment
Gender in Value chain Analysis
To analyse th
Did you know that your organisation or company could be losing out on business opportunities and profits due to gender inequality in the agricultural value chains you work in?
It doesn't have to be this way.
AgriProFocus combines the fields of gender and value chain development to help organisations and companies improve gender equity in agricultural value chain development.
AgriProFocus invites professionals from agriculture-centered NGO's, donor agencies, farmer organisations, government offices and the private sector to participate in a Gender in Value Chains Teaser Workshop.
This teaser workshop will be 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.
Participation is by invitation only: If your company/organisation is interested in taking part of this important workshop, please contact Mr. Did
Dans le but de promouvoir l'entrepreneuriat féminin l'agence de communication IMAGE GROUP ,organise du 20 au 24 Mai au palais des sports de Bamako, la première édition du Salon de l'Entrepreneuriat féminin de Bamako. Pour participer à l’événement et réserver un stand veuillez remplir ce formulaire en cliquant sur ce lien DOSSIER EXPOSANT ou Contactez le : 72 72 92 02 / 72 12 72 86 / 66 00 55 25.
Dans le cadre de la célébration de la journée du 8 Mars 2017, la Maison de la Femme et de l’Enfant Rive Gauche et le Programme Karité, ont organisé un concours culinaire le 20 Avril 2017 à 15h00 dans l’enceinte de la structure auquel votre réseau fut invité .C'était sous la présidence du Secrétaire Général du MPFEF (Ministère de la Promotion de la Femme,de l'Enfant et de la Famille).
Cette cérémonie fut l'occasion pour plusieurs associations de femmes et de jeunes filles d'exposées leur savoir faire en technique de confection des foyers améliorés , en savon de karité , en pommade et surtout en plusieurs variétés de plats à base de karité. Une trentaine de plats fut présentée aux membres du jury.
La coopérative de Bankoumana remporta le 1er prix avec sa sauce rouge servie avec du tôt à base de karité.
I am pleased to inform you that FAO publication titled Developing Gender-Sensitive Value Chains has been published in French: Développer des chaînes de valeur sensibles au genre.
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.
The publication is available at the URLs below:
Integrating gender into dairy value chain development.
FAO has recently published three assessments of dairy value chains in selected sites in Ethiopia, Rwanda and Kenya. These assessments are based on evidence gathered through fieldwork complemented by a review of specialized background documentation. The findings confirm that women's empowerment is vital for sustainable dairy value chain development and that projects supporting dairy production need to increase their efforts to be gender inclusive. You can find the papers in the links below:
1. “Gender assessment of dairy value chains: evidence from Kenya”. http://www.fao.org/3/a-i6786e.pdf
2. “Gender assessment of dairy value chains: evidence from Ethiopia” http://www.fao.org/3/a-i6695e.pdf
3. “Gender assessment of dairy value chains: evidence from Rwanda”. http://www.fao.org/3/a-i6845e.pdf
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Mark your calendars! You are invited to an INGENAES webinar focusing on how agricultural extension services can help support women’s strategies for reducing household exposure to aflatoxins.
When: April 26, 2017 at 8:30 AM Central
Time (US and Canada)/15:30 Central African Time (Zambia)
Topic and Background
Dr. Alyson Young (University of Florida) will lead the discussion as we dive into this topic. Aflatoxin contamination of staple crops poses an important risk to nutrition security in sub-Saharan Africa. Reducing aflatoxin contamination is complicated by its ubiquity in staple foods and the need for multisectoral approaches to address contamination issues.
This presentation is an overview of research on women’s kn... Read more