Value Chains

Feed the Future Integrating Nutrition in Value Chains, Malawi Gender and Value Chain Assessment

The Feed the Future Integrating Nutrition in Value Chains (FtF-INVC) is a three-year USAID-funded project in Malawi that seeks to mitigate these challenges by sustainably reducing rural poverty and improving nutrition outcomes. To achieve these goals, FtF-INVC promotes, supports, and facilitates gender equitable market-driven, agriculture-led, and integrated economic growth approaches. The FtF INVC Project […] Continue reading

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Guide Pour l’intégration du Genre Dans les Chaînes de Valeur Agricoles

Author: Rubin, D.; Manfre, C. | Publication Date: 2010
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Le développement des chaînes de valeur se trouve au coeur des programmes agricoles de l’USAID; il s’agit d’un élément-clédes nouvelles initiatives, et c’est la voie principale conduisant au progrès agricole et à l’amélioration de l’approvisionnement en denrées de base. La coordination améliorée, axée sur le marché, qui caractérise les chaînes […] Continue reading

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Promoting Gender-Equitable Value Chains: Issues, Opportunities and Next Steps Presentation

There is now growing recognition of the importance of attention to gender for agricultural productivity and food security.  However, many “gender myths” persist; myths that either underestimate or overstate the importance of women’s roles and resources.  In order to close the gender gap in productivity or assets, there is a […] Continue reading

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Promoting Gender-equitable Agricultural Value Chains: Issues, Opportunities, and Next Steps

Author: Rubin, D.; Manfre, C. | Publication Date: 2012
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This chapter reviews the growing body of work on reducing gender-based barriers to value chain development. It highlights key questions that are emerging within the gender and value chain community related to methodologies for promoting both greater gender equity and efficiency. The authors lay out the rationale and evidence for […] Continue reading

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Gender Impact Assessment of the ASI Sunhara India Project

Author: Caro, D.; Pangare, V.; Manfre C. | Publication Date: 2013
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The Sunhara India Project implemented by Agribusiness Systems International (ASI), with a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, focused on increasing rural household income for 25,000 farmers in seven districts of Uttar Pradesh by facilitating changes in the horticultural value chain. It was designed as a learning project […] Continue reading

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Closing the Gender Asset Gap: Learning from value chain development in Africa and Asia

The past few years have seen a growing interest in strengthening the abilities of smallholder farmers, particularly women farmers, to produce for both home and the market. Although value chain analysis has increasingly come to address gender issues, there has been minimal focus on the intersection between women’s asset endowments […] Continue reading

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Applying gender-responsive value chain analysis in (EAS)

Author: Rubin, D.; Manfre, C. | Publication Date: 2012
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The most recent shifts in agricultural extension and advisory services (EAS) parallel the growing complexity of the global food system. A diversity of actors, from smallholder farmers to multinational food corporations, each with different needs, objectives, strengths and weaknesses now operate in the sector. Not only do they each have […] Continue reading

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Promoting Gender Equitable Opportunities in Agricultural Value Chains: A Handbook

Gender issues fundamentally shape the totality of production, distribution, and consumption within an economy but have often been overlooked in value chain development. From production to processing to disposal, gendered patterns of behavior condition men’s and women’s jobs and tasks, the distribution of resources and benefits derived from incomegenerating activities […] Continue reading

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Gender Training Materials: Integrating Gender in Agricultural Value Chains (INGIA-VC) in Kenya

These training materials were developed for the Integrating Gender in Agricultural Value Chains (INGIA-VC) in Kenya program under the Greater Access to Trade Expansion (GATE) Project eith the Women in Development IQC. Continue reading

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A Guide to Integrating Gender into Agricultural Value Chains

Author: Rubin, D.; Manfre, C. | Publication Date: 2010
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Value chain development is at the core of USAID’s agricultural programming. It is a key feature of new initiatives, and is a primary pathway for achieving the goal of increasing agricultural growth and expanding the staple food supply. The improved market-based coordination that is the hallmark of value chains reduces […] Continue reading

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