Angelica Senders

Gender in value chai

Arnhem, Netherlands

About Me

Angelica is specialized in the development of gender inclusive agricultural value chains. She is facilitator of the gender in value chains network of AgriProFocus. Angelica is co-editor of the Gender in Value Chains Toolkit of the AgriProFocus, chief editor of the toolkit Sustainable Coffee as a Family Business and of the publication Challenging Chains to Chains by AgriProFocus, KIT and IIRR. Angelica has assisted FAO in the development of its Guiding Framework on gender sensitive value chain development. She coordinated a team of AgriProFocus coaches to provide training on this framework in 6 countries. She coordinates and supports AgriProFocus Gender in value chain coaching tracks in countries worldwide. Angelica is consultant from Fair & Sustainable Consulting

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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-ma

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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

1 year 4 months ago

GEOFREY MTEMBELI Thank you very much Angelica,I have been out of my office for sometime,butnow I am back,keep in touch.

1 year 4 months ago

GEOFREY MTEMBELI +255 759 700 125

1 year 4 months ago

Angelica Senders Thank you Geofrey

1 year 4 months ago

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Posted 18 August 2017 at 01:24

Gender equality guidelines for project developers

Gold Standard has developed Gender Equality Guidelines and Requirements. This Gold Standard document provides project developers with guidance to securing Gold Standard certification at two levels:

  • Gender Sensitive Requirements (Steps 1-3 of the Guidelines & Requirements) – These represent the addition of latest best practice to Gold Standard’s Safeguarding Principles and Stakeholder Engagement & Consultation Requirements. These additions ensure that, at the process level, Gold Standard Projects are designed and implemented in a way that accounts for gender issues effectively and adheres to latest best practice. The Gender Sensitive Requirements are mandatory for all projects that are part of the Gold Standard for the Global Goals.
  • Gender Responsive Framework (Steps 4-6 of the Guidelines & Requirements) – This section provides the framework for projects to demonstrate their progress and

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Posted 18 April 2017 at 11:22

The business case for gender-smart solutions in the private sector

Executive briefing International Finance Cooperation (IFC)

Equality of economic opportunity between women and men drives productivity, profitability, and performance. This executive brief of IFC provides examples and figures showing how managing talent of people (men and women) in a company’s workforce and in its supply chain pays back, and how women form an interesting potential market.

Examples

How in Indonesia farmers’ coffee productivity increased by 92 percent, improving ECOM’s access to a key commodity, as a result of IFC’s partnership with ECOM Agroindustrial Corporation targeting women coffee farmers in Indonesia.

How in Nalt Enterprise, a Vietnamese garment manufacturer, staff turnover fell by one-third after the establishment of a women’s clinic and a daycare for employees’ children.

How in Papua New Guinea (were employees lose an average of 11.1 work days per year as a result of gender violence, a

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alassane bagayoko Coolll image and job!!!!!!

1 year 9 months ago

PETER KOLAWOLE please how can I become a gender expert

1 year 9 months ago

Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 12 April 2017 at 08:52

A tool for assessing the gender-responsiveness of agribusiness initiatives

Evidence demonstrates that greater attention to addressing gender inequalities in the design and delivery of services or labour recruitment results in improved productivity and more sustainable outcomes. 

But, how to do this? Projects and companies can use the tool decribed in this blog in which Clare Bishop introduces a clear analytical tool with simple scores, spider diagrams, and comparisons, to help think through the spectrum from gender blindness to gender transformation when designing or assessing an intervention. 

The tool helps 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. The results of the study piloting this tool will be available in a forthcoming issue.  I found this tool in the Newsletter: What is New in inclusive business part I Click here to download this News let

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Posted 6 March 2017 at 09:15

SHIFTING SOCIAL NORMS IN THE ECONOMY AT SCALE

Practitioner Learning Group (PLG): Call for applications

Shifting social norms, alongside economic interventions, is crucial to achieve women’s economic empowerment. However, expertise around social norms change is limited across the sector. Oxfam, in collaboration with BEAM Exchange and the SEEP Network are convening convening a group of actors to better understand how to address social norms through the application of the Practitioner Learning Group (PLG) methodology.

Are you working on shifting social norms in the economy for promoting sustained women’s economic empowerment (WEE)? Are you facing challenges on how to change social norms at scale? Interested in teaming up with other experts facing similar challenges? Then, this initiative is for you!

Deadline for applications: March 10th, 2017 Find out more on the initiative and how to apply here. 

Fortunatus MLYANDENA SUPERB

1 year 9 months ago

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Opportunities for Women's Economic empowerment

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  25 January 2017, 09:30-10:30
  Online webinar

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 systemsdevelopment 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 market syste

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Posted 13 January 2017 at 04:23

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 market syste

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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

2 years 5 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 5 December 2016 at 03:43

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

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Posted 28 November 2016 at 03:29

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 sexuels et se car

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

2 years 1 month 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


2 years 1 month ago

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

2 years 1 month 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 

2 years 1 month ago

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

2 years 1 month ago

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Posted 25 November 2016 at 03:30

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 value, they are pa

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Cabinet GLOBAL NOVAT Thanks Angelica for this informations

2 years 1 month ago

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.

2 years 1 month ago

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

2 years 1 month ago

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

2 years 1 month ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 10 November 2016 at 04:37

Addressing Gender ineQUALITY in coffee- A starting point for constructing sustainable value chains?!  

By Nora Fedisch (originally posted on this platform 3 years ago, but still relevant!!) 

Women play crucial roles in coffee value chains; however, their contribution often remains invisible, this can lead to inefficient chains. In consequence, business opportunities may suffer and profits will be lower and/ or unequally distributed. Moreover, existing gender inequities will be perpetuated. Agri-ProFocus and Fair & Sustainable Advisory Services (Angelica Senders and Marjoleine Motz) commissioned a study to Nora Fedisch, Bachelor student Fair Trade Management of Van Hall Larenstein to identify key success factors for a gender inclusive approach to the development of coffee value chains.

Research has shown that women are the key source of labor in the East African coffee sector; women execute important tasks of harvesting, drying, hulling and sorting the coffee beans. Men are inv

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Angelica Senders Thanks Fridah yes indeed the coffee sector is a very interesting sector where a lot is happening regarding involvement of men and women on equal footing. Have you watched the video we made of Kyagalani coffee company? This company participated in a gender in value chain coaching trajectory we organised in Uganda, watch this video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn1T1Qk8pVg  

2 years 2 months ago

FRIDAH MBAYA have watched the video, hope we can work on something of the same here in kenya.

2 years 1 month ago

Angelica Senders Good idea Fridah, please let me and the agriprofocus office in Nairobi know if you have any concrete suggestions!!

2 years 1 month ago

ELYSEE NSHOKEYINKA hello .greettings

1 year 2 months ago

Angelica Senders hello :) 

1 year 2 months ago

Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 20 October 2016 at 01:59

Did you ever check our gender in value chain video library? 

Check ' videos' in the side bar of the Gender in Value Chain page and you will get access to the Youtube library on this topic.

Some videos are highlighted, for example the videos on the Gender in Value Chain coaching trajectories in Uganda and Zambia and how companies have benefitted. 

Watch these videos!

Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 14 October 2016 at 02:06

Join the free course on Inclusive Agribusiness of 2scale and BoPInc!

Organised by 2SCALE and the Inclusive Business Accelerator, the bootcamp on Inclusive Agribusiness aims to equip participants with knowledge and tools to manage an Inclusive Agribusiness, based on the experience of successful agribusiness entrepreneurs. A wide range of topics will be covered from sales and distribution to marketing and gender approaches. The online course will last for four weeks and is free of charge. The bootcamp will show how inclusive business contributes to:

1. improve your value proposition

2. Effective marketing strategies

3. Efficient distribution and slaes channels 

4. Include women in your business

Watch Janet Macharia in the Promotion Video of 2SCALE bootcamp on Youtube 

or read the website

Didier MUYIRAMYE Thank you Angelica

2 years 3 months ago

ugo sam Nwabuisi Great value addition angelica. We run a Youth Entrepeneurship Society for Agribusiness Advancement and wonder whether our members could participate in this free online course.

2 years 3 months ago

PETER KOLAWOLE @ugo sam please do have any presentation for youth enterpeneurship in agribusiness?

2 years 2 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 12 October 2016 at 02:12

Comment AgriProFocus peut-il vous aider à faire votre travail dans le secteur agroalimentaire tout en mettant l'accent sur la dimension genre?

Votre opinion nous intéresse!

Nous, en tant qu’AgriProFocus, attachons beaucoup d'importance à l'opinion de nos membres et sommes toujours à la recherche des moyens d'améliorer nos services. Nous sommes bien reconnus pour notre formation et l'encadrement dans le domaine du genre dans les chaînes de valeur. Afin de rendre ces services encore meilleurs et d'atteindre plus de professionnels, nous avons penser faire une superbe petite enquête en ligne pour identifier les besoins et les souhaits de nos membres.

Pour remplir cette enquête, vous n’avez pas besoin d’avoir l'expérience dans le domaine du genre ou être familier avec les services d’AgriProFocus pour le genre. Nous recherchons des réponses à partir d'une large gamme de personnes: des agriculteurs aux fournisseurs d'intrants, des consultants et des étudiants et d'une variét

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 12 October 2016 at 01:54

Position of women important for businesses in Africa

A better position of women in African emerging markets provides advantages for women as well as for companies. It can contribute to social and economic developments.

In this article, on the website Over Ondernemen (‘About entrepreneurship’) and in a magazine of the Financieel Dagblad (Financial Newspaper), Claire van der Kleij (Country Coordinator of AgriProFocus in Zambia) explains how AgriProFocus is committed to improving the position of women in value chains. For this purpose Gender in Value Chains Coaching Trajectories are organized, with training and coaching aimed at farmers and businesses. Angelica Senders, consultant at Fair & Sustainable Advisory Services supports these trajectories for AgriProFocus. Van der Kleij sees already the results. A cotton company now buys thirteen percent of its cotton women’s groups. Until now this was only seven percent. In addition, a company active in the seed and fertilizer industry realized a s

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Posted 7 October 2016 at 01:53

Women as business partners

When agro-businesses take gender aspects into account, their productivity and efficiency will rise. And the company becomes more competitive. But how to do it, and where to start?

ICCO Cooperation and Fair & Sustainability Advisory Services have, commissioned by IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), developed a tool for gender inclusive development and assessment of project proposals. The guidelines are meant for companies that prepare proposals for the Fresh & Ingredient program of IDH. The tool is based on evidence that enabling women equal access to inputs, services and land, improves yields. Female farmers often pay more attention than men to crop quality, and productivity increases as a result of increasing their access to technical training.

With the tool, ICCO Cooperation, Fair & Sustainability Advisory Services and IDH encourage companies to seek an active dialogue with women and realize the full potential of women in the value chain.

Download t

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ABAYISENGA CYUZUZO Edouard TRUE!

2 years 3 months ago

Alem Greiling I am a women who is just starting on value chain and agribusiness specifically on cereal processing and i would like to have women as my partners of business. But my challenge is how and where to have contact and link myself with women groups. Thanks for you support in advance

2 years 3 months ago

Lenny Gashugi A common phenomenon! A change or a shift in programming is imperative for inclusion, innovation and impact.

2 years 3 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 5 October 2016 at 11:59

How can AgriProFocus be of help in making your work in agribusiness gender sensitive?

We value your opinion!

We as AgriProFocus value the opinion of our members greatly and are always looking for ways to improve our services. We are well known for our training and coaching in the field of Gender in Value Chains. In order to make these services even better and reach more professionals, we have made a super short online survey to identify needs and wishes of our members. 

You don’t have to have experience with gender or be familiar with the AgriProFocus gender support services to fill in this survey. We are looking for responses from a broad spectrum of people: from farmers to input suppliers, consultants and students and from a variety of organizations: companies, farmer organizations, universities and government agencies. You can find the survey via this link, your responses will be treated confidentially.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 27 November 2015 at 11:31

Coffee toolkit available in Spanish version now!!

Last week I was in Guatemala for the launch of the Spanish version of the coffee toolkit!!! This book was produced a year ago in English under the title ‘ Sustainable coffee as a family business; tools and approaches to include women and youth’.

Thanks to Hivos Central America a Spanish version was produced. The book launch was part of a gender in value chain workshop organized and facilitated by Hivos Central America together with AgriProFocus in Guatemala city. Thirty-five (35) people participated in the workshop representing the development-, the cooperative - and the private sector active in different value chains. The coffee -, the honey - and the cardamom sector were well represented. The workshop was very motivating for the participants to address gender in the development of these value chains, not only for social reasons (gender justice) but also for economic ones (more competitive value chains). Hivos and its partner

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Idrissa BA Félicitations. A quand la version française Angelica?

3 years 1 month ago

Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 11 November 2015 at 10:51

THE COST OF THE GENDER GAP IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY in Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda  

A few others have already mentioned this interesting recent report (published in October 2015. © 2015 UN Women, UNDP, UNEP, and the World Bank Group) Based on a thorough quantitative methodology the costs of the gender gap in agricultural productivity is measured. My colleague Wim highlights some quantitaive results in his post . The report concludes with some concrete recommendations. I like the recommendations for improved policies and practices e.g.:

Page 3-4 ‘It is crucial to recognize that both men and women may face different constraints that hinder them from improving their agricultural practices and that it may be necessary to rethink, innovate, and pilot in order to adequately address women-specific constraints and to document what works and what does not. The list of possible policy approaches can be split into two main groups:

▲ Making current agricultural policies more gen

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 7 September 2015 at 01:13

Gender and Financial Inclusion through the Post

by  Smriti Rao, UN Women /UPU

This paper investigates the extent to which financial services offered through posts may serve women in the developing world better than Financial Institutions (FIs). In those countries where postal operators already offer financial services, there is evidence that posts do seem to include women to a greater extent than FIs. The empirical analysis suggests that this is partly a function of widely distributed postal networks (and the associated lower transaction costs) and cheaper services.

Also, there is evidence that this outcome may be a result of greater statistical discrimination against women by FIs rather than systematic outreach to women by posts. The conclusion: a more deliberate attempt at the financial inclusion of women by postal operators has the potential to yield even more success in this regard. We argue that given the potential growth, development and equity impacts of expanded female financi

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