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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 13 October 2017 at 11:57

Infographie: Cadre d'autonomisation économique des femmes

Il est déjà sur notre plate-forme web depuis un certain temps, mais vous ne l'avez pas tous vu: le cadre d'autonomisation économique des femmes. AgriProFocus a réalisé cette infographie avec Fair & Sustainable pour visualiser ce concept important et souvent utilisé. Il est basé sur les publications du DCED et sur le travail réalisé avec la FAO pour l'élaboration de leur cadre directeur pour le développement des chaînes de valeur sensibles au genre (liens ci-dessous).

L'autonomisation économique des femmes est le processus par lequel les femmes augmentent leur capacité à réussir économiquement et renforcent leur pouvoir de prendre des décisions économiques qui influent sur leurs vies et leurs priorités sociétales.

Une femme est économiquement autonome lorsqu'elle a (1) la capacité de réussir et de progresser économiquement et (2) le pouvoir de prendre et d'agir sur ses propres décisions économiques au nive

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Daoulata MAIGA Merci Angelica pour ce partage , vive l'autonomisation économique des femmes plus précisément en Afrique dont les défis à relever reste énormes .

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 13 October 2017 at 11:42

Infographic: Women’s Economic Empowerment Framework

It is already on our web platform for a while but not all of you might have seen it: the Women’s Economic Empowerment Framework. AgriProFocus made this infographic together with Fair & Sustainable to visualize this important and often used concept. It’s based on publications of DCED and work done together with FAO for the development of their guiding framework for gender sensitive value chain development (links are provided below).

Women’s Economic Empowerment is the process by which women increase their ability to succeed economically and strengthen their power to make and act on economic decisions that influence their lives and societal priorities.

A woman is economically empowered when she has both (1) the ability to succeed and advance economically and (2) the power to make and acts on her own economic decisions at individual, household, community level and controls resources, profits and decision-making process. Not all wom

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Shadrack Agaki Our responsibility should be to proactively seek ways of helping those in our Network to get this valuable Information to the villages, towns and cities in order to accelerate Adoption and utilization of these frameworks.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 11 October 2017 at 07:52

             Become a gender coach!

TRAINING OF COACHES FOR MYANMAR CITIZENS

Are you a professional coach or consultant? Do you support agricultural value chain development and do you want to join international experts and national coaches in our Gender in Value Chains community? Then join our next training of Gender in Value Chains coaches in November at Kampala, Uganda!

JOIN THE TRAINING

In this training you will develop your expertise on gender sensitive value chain development and become aware of gender inequalities in agriculture and the importance of addressing these dimensions in value chain development. You will also build and practice your coaching skills. After the training you become a member of the AgriProFocus network of coaches and get access to exclusive material for use in gender in value chain training and coaching.


Here fact sheet attachment is where you can find detail information about the training. Planned Date in

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 11 October 2017 at 06:34

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL GIRL CHILD!

Siku ya Kimataifa ya mtoto wa kike!- International Day of  Girl Child.

In celebrating International day of a girl child, which was declared for the first time by United Nations in  October 11, 2012. Apart from a girl child facing different problem among them is nutrition. 

APF Tanzania is joining hands in supporting agriculture which in one way or another lead to better nutrition in the agricultural sector. Also use our search tab to explore more about gender in value chain and  find report about it there. 

 To read more about the day of girl child go to this link.






Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 2 October 2017 at 08:59

An interesting initiative in Vietnam worth following: 

Gender-responsive Inclusive Business Support Package

A new initiative to support private sector actors to grow their agricultural businesses in an inclusive and gender-responsive way.

Under the competitive initiative, SNV provides advisory services, mentoring and financial support to private sector actors operating in agriculture, including small and medium enterprises and cooperative groups/production units, to develop, enhance and roll-out innovative gender-responsive inclusive business ideas. Gender-responsive inclusive businesses generate profit for the private sector actors by bringing women into the core business of the company as employees, producers, distributors and/or customers. Profit is generated by increased quality and productivity in the business or the creation of new untapped markets. At the same time, the benefits for women include opportunities for jobs and leadership positions, increased income, increased resilie

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 21 September 2017 at 09:35

A young lady in spice making!

"I started out my business with only 12,800 Tanzanian shilling" Fransisca Massawe from Moshi Kilimanjaro said that during the interview with us. Fransisca is a 25 years old woman who after finishing her studies did not get an opportunity to go for further education but had an idea of making spices (mango pickle, tea and pilau masala). 

She gathered other people and make a group of six and receive training from SIDO (Small Industry Development Organization) and later on introduced to SNV project named OYE (Opportunity for Youth Employment) to receive training more in market, skills and capacity development in her business. 

Despite receiving the training later on her friends left to do some other activities Fransisca said "It was a challenge that i had a group but most of the time I was the only one to run things because i believed in the idea and when everybody left i stood up". Fransisca said with the training my eyes were open and learnt about brandi

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ismael OLOWOLAGBA félicitations

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Johnson Dickson Congrats! you should come to our agribusiness exhibition which will take place on 14th October 2017, TPC Limpopo football ground. For more  information check me via j.dickson@ftkilimanjaro.org

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Isaac Olowu Hello Johnson,I am interested in the agribusiness exhibition in October kindly forward nessecity information to prepare my visit.Look forward to meet you.

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Julian Page Many congratulations, 

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Francisca Massawe Thank you all, I am deeply humbled!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 20 September 2017 at 12:35

Sunflower Value Chain Rukwa region - A Gender perspective 

Recently our team visited a project based in Rukwa in Sunflower Value chain with our partner SNV, the project involves a question of "Women and youth have been historically and systematically excluded from participating in the Sunflower value chain".

The financial institution manage to increase access to financial products that meet the needs of small farmer holder, among the bank that provide the services are CRDB (Cooperative Rural Development Bank). The Business Manager states that "we finance sunflower processors and we have special scheme for crop trading- maize, rice and sunflower", through this women enjoy a special discount on fees and commissions for loans which is 0.25% instead of 5%.  CRDB introduced the Women Access to Fund guarantee (WAF) and 4 women benefited to get a loan with low interest. Apart from CRDB Bank also there is another financial institution in the area NMB (National MicroFinance Ban

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Angelica Senders Very interesting! Good to share the information on this interesting case on the platform. Looking forward to the public version of the report!

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Wim Goris two economic questions: a) about the business logic of the reduced fee and comission for women group? Is their risk profile different? Do they pay the same interest as men?b) is there any value in the residual waste after oil extraction? 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 19 September 2017 at 05:24

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT (RE-ADVERTIZED)
(Deadline Friday 29th September, 2017 17:00 hours EAT)

Organization profile

Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO Cooperation) is an international non-governmental organization working towards a world in which people can live with dignity and well-being, a world without poverty and injustice. Our core values are justice, compassion and stewardship.

ICCO Cooperation has four thematic focus areas including;

• Economic Empowerment

• Food Security and Sustainable Consumption

• Responsible Business and

• Humanitarian Aid.

To strengthen its operation, ICCO would like to invite qualified applicants for the following positions for Ethiopia Country Office.

Position 1:

Job Title: Microfinance Field Specialist

Job summary: The Microfinance Field Specialist will support the Microfinance advisor and be responsible for implementation of the agri-finance product development and value chain finance interventions under the STARS program.

Reports to: The Micr

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 10 September 2017 at 08:08

I am grateful I found this great website, I am highly interested in the Women economic empowerment in Africa especially in Uganda, according to recent studies there are more opportunities in agriculture sector for women than ever before, this has compelled me to write a research paper on women empowerment and value addition case study on women owned enterprises in Kampala. I am looking forward to sharing knowledge and information with you. Thanks

Janine Schoeman Dear Milly, happy to have you on the platform! It will be great if you can share your research paper with everyone here. Have you seen our page on Gender?: https://agriprofocus.com/gender-in-value-chains . If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask the fellow platform members or Jacob Olanya from AgriProFocus Uganda for assistance. Kind Regards Janine

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Jacob Olanya Hello  welcome to the platform, please feel free to share your knowledge and information, if you need any assistance, though the process please feel free to ask.

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Milly Mangano Thanks Janine for sharing the links and Jacob thank you too.  Am looking forward to learning more from this platform. 

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 8 September 2017 at 11:50

Women in agriculture must be facilitated, panel hears

African Green Revolution Summit in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 5 September 2017

Today’s technological advances and innovations in agriculture should touch every aspects of women’s lives in order for them to have the desired impact on African societies.

This was deliberated on Tuesday, September 5 at the 7th African Green Revolution Summit in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

In a session on “Women in Agriculture”, leaders in politics, business and civil society discussed how challenges to women in agriculture can be overcome and how young women can be facilitated to join the sector.

Read the full article here:

http://reliefweb.int/report/c-te-divoire/women-agriculture-must-be-facilitated-panel-hears

PETER KOLAWOLE Women have value beyond the homeIn homes across the world, women are the keystone. The health of the family—physically and financially— is strengthened when women are empowered to gain knowledge, make decisions, and become leaders. We invest in the power of womenbecause they are the source from which water, fuel, and food flows into the home.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 29 August 2017 at 02:08

Challenging Our Assumptions on How Best to Engage Youth

By Lydia Mbevi

In 2016, I visited northern Uganda to assess the impact on youth of the Resiliency through Wealth, Agriculture, and Nutrition (RWANU) project, funded by USAID’s Office of Food for Peace and implemented by ACDI/VOCA. I often work on assessments like this as the regional gender and youth advisor for ACDI/VOCA. But this assignment caught my eye because I knew that young, local staff in Uganda drove the project.

Uganda has one of the largest youth populations in the world, with 77 percent of Ugandans under the age of 30, so I expected to find that RWANU contributed to the improved livelihoods of young people. The assessment involved an inward look at institutions, practices, and systems and how they have targeted and engaged youth in agriculture.

What I found surprised me, most of all, because of the assumptions I had made. I assumed that young, educated staff knew how to reach and meet the needs of rural youth because of the

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Anne Marie Kortleve Thank you for sharing your story Lydia! Last week our yearly Youth Caravan took place #Agric4youth, with many young people involved. My colleagues Mugisha Richard or Jacob Olanya can tell you more about it! 

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Humphrey Mutaasa we need to make agriculture and Agribisness more 'sexy' so to say. package it in a way that suits the character of the target group, and wave up what they value in order to propel them.

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PROVIDENCE HAPPY Thanks for those observations and insights. 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 28 August 2017 at 02:29

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

(Deadline Friday 8th September, 2017 17:00 hours EAT)

Organization profile

Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO Cooperation) is an international non-governmental organization working towards a world in which people can live with dignity and well-being, a world without poverty and injustice. Our core values are justice, compassion and stewardship.

ICCO Cooperation has four thematic focus areas including;

· Economic Empowerment

· Food Security and Sustainable Consumption

· Responsible Business and

· Humanitarian Aid.

To strengthen its operation, ICCO would like to invite qualified applicants for the following positions for Ethiopia Country Office.

Position 1:
Job Title: Finance and Administrative Officer (FAO)

Job summary: The FAO is responsible for the content of budgets of the programs and country budgets as well as overseeing the financial management and administration of the country office.

Re

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Closing the Digital Financial Services Gender Gap

Event posted by in Gender in Value Chains
  29 August 2017, 09:00-10:00
  Online - US EDT timezone

SEEP webinar on Closing the Digital Financial Services Gender Gap

Grameen Foundation will replicate a debate held during the 2017 Women's Economic Empowerment Global Learning Forum on the best way the close the digital financial services (DFS) Gender Gap. One side will offer the proposition that digital platforms allow for more specialized and focused financial products. Using behavioral economics, our sector should focus on developing products that meet the specific needs of women and the way they manage money. The con side will argue that financial products are all similar, and what we need to focus on is greater financial and digital literacy and increasing equitable household relations.

Read more here. 

To register go here. 



Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 28 August 2017 at 10:21

Tool for assessing the gender-responsiveness of agribusiness initiatives  (continued)

I added more information on my post of last week on the tool for assessing the gender-responsiveness of agribusiness initiatives. I included the link to the post of Clara Bishop with more information on the actual tool on the Practitioner hub for inclusive business https://lnkd.in/gZFKRG9 You will like it! 

Read my previous post here 

Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 28 August 2017 at 08:57

SEEP webinar on Closing the Digital Financial Services Gender Gap

Grameen Foundation will replicate a debate held during the 2017 Women's Economic Empowerment Global Learning Forum on the best way the close the digital financial services (DFS) Gender Gap. One side will offer the proposition that digital platforms allow for more specialized and focused financial products. Using behavioral economics, our sector should focus on developing products that meet the specific needs of women and the way they manage money. The con side will argue that financial products are all similar, and what we need to focus on is greater financial and digital literacy and increasing equitable household relations.

Read more: 

and register 

Tuesday, Aug 29

9:00 am - 10:00 am

US EDT

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The Future of Gender in Value Chains

Event posted by in Gender in Value Chains
  21 September 2017, 12:00-14:00
  AgriProFocus Office - Utrecht

For quite some time now, AgriProFocus’ members highlight the importance of gender equality as an objective (#SDG5) in their mission and programmes. Next to that, many focus on gender in their efforts to strengthen farmer entrepreneurs and the agribusiness sector. AgriProFocus has been very active with gender and specifically with gender in value chains, developing and implementing the gender in value chains approach. This has resulted in outputs such as the Gender in Value Chains toolkit and the development of coaching tracks, rolled out in several countries, in collaboration with members and key stakeholders such as F&S Advisory Services, FAO and embassies.

In the new strategic plan of the AgriProFocus network for 2018-2022, inclusive agribusiness is a key theme and gender is a cross-cutting subject and working field. We would like to invite you, as member of AgriProFocus, to help shape the future of this theme within the network, building on your experiences, expertise and needs. Duri

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 26 August 2017 at 09:04

Vacancy Announcement at FARA: Long-Term Consultant - Gender, Youth & Agri-business Specialist


FARA is seeking to engage a Gender, Youth and Agribusiness Consultant to work closely with its core programmes in implementing its MTOP2R

The main purpose of the position is to formulate policy, implement programmes, research and training modules to promote and strengthen the inclusion and mainstreaming of gender, youth and broader social development issues in Agricultural research and development programmes and projects by FARA. Even more interesting, this specialist will be the Regional Coordinator for the African Chapter of the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD).

To view the call for application and for information on how to apply follow the link to YPARD's website.
Deadline for applications is 28th August 2017.

Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
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

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

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GEOFREY MTEMBELI +255 759 700 125

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Angelica Senders Thank you Geofrey

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 22 August 2017 at 09:32

Hello everyone! I am new to this network and excited to connect with you all. My organization is Paper Crown Institute. We focus on gender analysis, training and education. I am a gender specialist working in Rwanda for six years now, emphasizing participatory training workshops and community engagement to transform the social norms that perpetuate gender inequality across numerous sectors. Looking forward to working and collaborating with you all! Please visit our website for more info about what we do:

http://www.paper-crown.org/


Janine Schoeman Welcome Katie, happy to have you here on the platform! We have a dedicated page on Gender that you can visit here: https://agriprofocus.com/gender-in-value-chains

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Thanks Katie, your organization is very helpful for Gender value chain. We will invite you to our upcoming events!In case of any specific questions you can contact us through AgriProFocus Rwanda address (rwanda@agriprofocus.com)

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Katie Carlson Thanks Janine Schoeman - I am looking forward to getting more involved! Thacien MUNYAMAHAME - that sounds perfect, we are really hoping to get more involved in gender work within agriculture!

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
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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