Toolkit Gender in Value Chains
Practical toolkit to integrate a gender perspective in agricultural value chain development.
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Women play crucial roles in agricultural value chains. However, their contribution often remains invisible. For producers and other chain actors and supporters, 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.
This toolkit intends to motivate and help practitioners in integrating a gender perspective in agricultural value chain development, by providing practical tools for all stages of the value chain intervention. It is the second and adjusted version of an earlier Gender in Value Chain Toolkit published by AgriProFocus in September 2012. This version is adjusted based on experiences in using the first toolkit in AgriProFocus gender in value chain coaching tracks in Eastern Africa. The chapter on intervention strategies is complemented and contains many interesting and practical tools and approaches ready for use by you as a practitioner.
The toolkit provides an overview of material available on gender and value chains. The tools are selected from manuals produced by USAID, SNV, GIZ, ILO, CARE and other organizations in the AgriProFocus ‘Gender in Value Chains’ network. Most resources can be found on the World Wide Web; links can be found on the resources page of the online version of the toolkit.
Design your own gender integration process!
This toolkit is not a blueprint guideline. Rather, you are presented with a range of tools to choose from and to customize your intervention. We strongly believe in the concept of 'open knowledge'. To facilitate customization, we have not only made the book available and accessible, but also adjustable.