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Posted 25 August 2017 at 11:04

A tool for assessing the gender-responsiveness of agribusiness initiatives

This tool has been developed during a recent study undertaken by the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development on women’s empowerment in agribusiness. It can be used by projects and businesses to: (i) analyse their current performance on gender-related activities at the field level and in project management; and (ii) identify future areas for action. With reference to agribusiness initiatives, four main levels of engagement with the gender agenda are distinguished: Do nothing (gender blind or neutral) Do a little (gender equity) Do a lot (gender equality) and Do something different (gender transformative):

According to the tool the main areas of gender inequality in agribusiness are

1. Access to and control over resources and services

2. Skills and knowledge

3. Access to markets and employment opportunities

4. Workloads:

5. Voice and representation

6. Decision-making in household, including access to and control over benefits

7. Well-being and quality of life

8. Policy engagement

The tool encourages also to look at project management

There are five dimensions of project management which underpin the design and delivery of gender-responsive field level activities:

1. Gender strategy

2. Staff

3. M&E

4. Partners

5. Procedures

Want to learn more? 

More details on the tool   On the Practitioner hub for inclusive business

Read this article A tool for assessing the gender-responsiveness of agribusiness initiatives why inclusive agribusiness must include a gender agenda, by Clare Bishop , April 6, 2017 

Read this document  'Women’s Economic Empowerment and Agribusiness: Opportunities for the gender transformative agenda'

Angelica Senders Today (28/8) I have added some information to this post: A link to a post on the Practitioner hub for inclusive business on the tool and a link to the document: Women’s Economic Empowerment and Agribusiness: Opportunities for the gender transformative agenda

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