genderinvaluechains

Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 12 June 2018 at 01:53

CBI in Ethiopia: A women-led company in the coffee business

Like many industries, coffee tends to be a male-dominated business, while 70 per cent of the work is done by women. This is one reason why the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI), as part of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) supports female entrepreneurs in its Ethiopia Coffee Program.

'We work with local organizations, to identify women’s needs from the start of a project’, explains Lisanne van Beek, gender coordinator of RVO.nl. For example, CBI supported Sara Yirga, owner of YA Coffee Roasters. Yirga’s ambition is to roast and export traceable, high quality Ethiopian coffee. CBI helped her to develop an export marketing plan, offered her advice on the market potential, and supported her with branding and packaging. Furthermore, CBI connected her to the international organization Women in Coffee Alliance. Yirga is now promoting her company, in which 85 per cent of her employees are fem

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Mohammedsani Amin Nice to see this intresting posts

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 7 June 2018 at 01:31

Results Gender in Value Chains programme AgriProFocus

The programme Gender in Value Chains (2015-2018) is funded by the Dutch Ministry for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. The objective is to build practical gender in value chain expertise by training national coaches. Through coaching tracks, these coaches support organizations and companies in making value chains gender sensitive. 

Do you want to know more about the results of this programme so far? Check out this page from the magazine 'Making Gender Work - Cultivating Diversity'

Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 4 June 2018 at 10:37

Six ways to include gender in your work

(Article from the Gender Magazine 'Making Gender Work: Cultivating Diversity')

These tips will enable you to seriously address gender in your programme. Women will benefit, and even better, you will discover that paying attention to gender will increase the success of your programme. 

1. Be explicit about gender 

To get companies, NGOs and other partners on board, it is important to be explicit about the benefits of including women throughout the project. In many developing countries, women play an important role in agriculture, but lack access to resources. Addressing the constraints faced by women leads to better performing value chains, better agricultural production in general, and economic empowerment of women. The benefits of including women throughout the project should be specified, not only in the introduction of your proposal, but also in the strategy and monitoring. When dealing with companies, it can be useful to stress the economi

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Alemnew Kassegne Great!

6 months 2 weeks ago

CUMA BALOLAGE JEAN MARIE VIANNE It's great, for me i wanted To talk about stevia et mouringa , i'll post it next week.

6 months 2 weeks ago

Knox Kalubi Very educative and encouraging. We are gender  ambassadors 24/7 

6 months 1 week ago

PETER KOLAWOLE This is educative

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 16 April 2018 at 08:51

Magazine Making Gender Work: cultivating diversity

Last Friday at our network event, AgriProFocus together with its members, launched a one-off magazine about gender in the agrifood sector. 

This magazine focuses on the practical implementation of the available tools and knowledge. What are the obstacles in implementing gender strategies and how can we overcome these? What are the success stories and what can we learn from them? By sharing the views of experts from all four sides of the Dutch Diamond, we hope to inspire you to start or further develop gender sensitivity in your work.

This magazine, as a representation of our network, would not have been possible without the contribution of our members. Thank you all for sharing your insights, your experiences and your stories!

You can find the online version of the magazine HERE

Mugisha Richard Thank you very much Caroline for sharing the Magzine. 

8 months 1 day ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 16 November 2017 at 01:44

Making the case for Gender in Agrifood Value Chains

Members of AgriProFocus inspired for joint action 

On September 21st, members of AgriProFocus came together and jointly established an agenda for network actions on gender in value chains. During this meeting, they expressed their need for continuous attention for the case for gender at all levels in organisations and companies. There is a lot of action at the level of the members themselves, most of them implementing tools to strengthen the gender dimension of private sector investment or value chain work. Members confirm that collaborating with the network can enhance the impact of their work. To meet the needs of the network, AgriProFocus proposes to facilitate a conference in Spring 2018, to facilitate exchange meetings between members and to centralize available resources.

Many member organisations have included gender equality goals, women empowerment and/or female leadership within their organisational policy. Most members have de

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Nicole Metz Thanks for sharing Caroline. I think it is good for members (and other agencies reading news on this platform) to know that the conference will be organised a/o. in collaboration with the Food & Business Knowledge Platform. For those who don't know yet, that Platform also has an interesting Portal that includes a page on gender http://knowledge4food.net/knowledge-portal/gender/

1 year 4 weeks ago

Adria NYIRANSENGIYUMVA i am interested in gender in value chains and i want to know more about it.

1 year 2 weeks ago

Nicole Metz Hi Adria, good to hear you are interested. Please visit the pages with the work of our network on Gender in Value Chains, to start with! https://agriprofocus.com/gender-in-value-chains If you have particular ideas or questions, feel free to post them!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 16 March 2017 at 08:01

The 'Mushroom Lady' is growing change in Tanzania

In Tanzania, women are the caretakers of the land. Dressed in vibrant African prints under the hot, unforgiving sun, day-after-day, they plant, weed and harvest the fields. With limited technology, these chores are time-intensive and exhausting. In the evenings, they carry home the day's harvest to prepare for the family’s dinner. They then sell what they can at the local market. The next morning, they start over again.

Even though farming here is a way of life, many rural villages in Tanzania lack nutritional diversity because they eat the same foods day-after-day, meal-after-meal. With their role in the field, women are the nutrition gatekeepers to these communities. And yet, too often, they are not land owners. They are not household decision-makers. They lack access to tools, financing and education needed to push forward. They are not empowered. Even worse, these gender customs are barriers to breaking the cycle of poverty and malnutr

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Fortunatus MLYANDENA Thanks

1 year 8 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 16 March 2017 at 07:48

Men and women make way for gender equality in Tanzanian village – Land O’Lakes & USAID Initiative

Women dressed in vibrant African fabric are sprinkled across fields of tea, coffee and banana trees. This is Tanzania, and these women are the caretakers of the land – and of their families. 

And yet, for women like Isabella Mwile, hard work in the field and raising children doesn’t necessarily make her a partner at home. Traditionally in Tanzania, men are the decision makers. However, in Isabella’s village of Mbaka, in Rungwe district, these traditions are changing.

In January 2015, leaders of Mbaka village acknowledged Isabella’s leadership qualities and selected her to attend an Innovations in Gender Equality (IGE) training-of-trainers course on women’s’ and girls’ leadership in agriculture. With funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Land O’Lakes International Development, the IGE program facilitated this session with the

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 13 January 2017 at 09:11

TANZANIA GENDER IN VALUE CHAINS COACHING TRAJECTORY 2017

Women play crucial roles in agriculture value chains but often times their contribution remains invisible. Evidence shows that enabling women to have equal access to inputs, services, and land improves yields. It also shows that female farmers often pay greater attention than men to crop quality and that productivity increases as a result of increasing their access to technical training.

In order to make value chains work for both men and women, AgriProFocus Tanzania is inviting you to participate at the very first Gender in Value Chains Coaching Trajectory that provides value chain actors and practitioners on the job guidance on real life cases to put gender sensitive ways of working in practice.

Read More about the Gender in value chains coaching trajectory HERE.

Click HERE to download the Sign up form for Registration and return a filled form to us. 


Contact us further on 0689 869 565 or through email hokoth@agriprof

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Gender in Value Chain Teaser Workshop

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  02 November 2016, 08:30-13:00
  Dar es Salaam

Gender differences and inequalities in allocation of resources and power affect the ways in which value chains operate at every level. Understanding those inequalities is critical to effectively address weak linkages that hamper upgrading quality and growth as well as poverty reduction and empowerment.

To make value chains interventions work for both women and men, AgriProFocus, has since 2013 organized gender in value chains coaching trajectory that provides on-the-job and tailor-made support to organizations with the objective of building the capacity of staff through active experimentation with real life cases from their work. In order to introduce the gender coaching trajectory in Tanzania, AgriProFocus is organizing a half day teaser workshop on 2nd November 2016 in Dar Es Salaam to;

1. Share experiences and results of similar coaching trajectory in other countries such Zambia and Uganda

2. Conduct on of the main exercise from the toolkit which will raise awareness about gender issues

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31

Gender in Value Chains Teaser Workshop

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  31 October 2016, 08:30-13:00
  Arusha

Gender differences and inequalities in allocation of resources and power affect the ways in which value chains operate at every level. Understanding those inequalities is critical to effectively address weak linkages that hamper upgrading quality and growth as well as poverty reduction and empowerment.

To make value chains interventions work for both women and men, AgriProFocus, has since 2013 organized gender in value chains coaching trajectory that provides on-the-job and tailor-made support to organizations with the objective of building the capacity of staff through active experimentation with real life cases from their work. In order to introduce the gender coaching trajectory in Tanzania, AgriProFocus is organizing a half day teaser workshop on 31st October 2016 in Arusha to;

1. Share experiences and results of similar coaching trajectory in other countries such Zambia and Uganda

2. Conduct on of the main exercise from the toolkit which will raise awareness about gender issues and interest orga

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains Uganda
Posted 8 December 2015 at 11:39

IMPROVING GENDER EQUITY IN AGRICULTURAL VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT

“From the coaching track, I’ve learned how to mainstream Gender in the Value Chain, using the different tools e.g. the chain mapping, where we look at the chain actors & levels of participation of men, women and youth along the chain"

“Being gender sensitive in the value chains is of paramount importance in realizing holistic growth and harmony in families”said one of the coachees.

We would like to congratulate our dear 2015 Gender coachees who successfully completed the AgriProFocus 3rd Gender in Value Chains Trajectory that started in February 2015. Out of the 6 participating organizations that participated in the 2015 Gender and Value Chains Trajectory, 14 Gender coaches graduated at the two day closing workshop held on 2nd -3rdDecember, 2015 at SNV/AgriProFocus Offices.

Anne Marie Kortleve Congratulations to all gender coaches!

3 years 1 week ago