Mainstreaming Livestock Value Chains:
Bringing the Research to bear on Impact Assessment,
Policy Analysis and Advocacy for...
Setting the context
High potential for developing small-scale
livestock initiatives

Limited attention paid to policy prov...
Salient Facts
Rural poor smallholders, including female livestock keepers

derive smaller gain in production;
more expos...
Research Problem & Question
• Challenge:
Ensure income and benefits are distributed appropriately given
that changes in th...
Research objectives
• Competitive niches
potentially available to the
poor and women involved
in livestock-related
activit...
Proposed methodology
• Value chain Analysis
• Multi-pronged Approach
Value chain Analysis
Rationale
Gender approach to value chain analysis
considers access to productive activities and
remun...
Value chain Analysis
Rationale:
A gender approach to value chain analysis
considers access to productive activities and
re...
Value chain Analysis
Gender-based division of livestock-related
activities
Gender (socio-economic) empowerment
related to ...
Value chain Analysis
One dimension:
Empowerment - changing gender relations
in order to enhance women’s capabilities
Empow...
Multi-pronged approach
Theoretical Perspectives
Poverty reduction theory
Theory of transaction costs
Business management t...
Conceptual Framework
Smallholder Participation in
livestock value chains

Risk Perception and
Management

Heterogeneity

I...
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  1. 1. Mainstreaming Livestock Value Chains: Bringing the Research to bear on Impact Assessment, Policy Analysis and Advocacy for Development Accra, 5-6 November 2013 Revisiting Gender Participation in Livestock Value Chains: Prospects for Effective Policy Development Michèle Mbo’o-Tchouawou Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support Systems (ReSAKSS) I
  2. 2. Setting the context High potential for developing small-scale livestock initiatives Limited attention paid to policy provisions contributing successful implementation of livestock interventions at the grassroots level Focus on specific actor groups Limitation consideration of smallholder livestock producers (rural women and pastoralists) operating in rural settings Why Gender participation in Livestock Value Chain?
  3. 3. Salient Facts Rural poor smallholders, including female livestock keepers derive smaller gain in production; more exposed to higher risks than other actors; Relative benefits associated with the participation of in value chain operations
  4. 4. Research Problem & Question • Challenge: Ensure income and benefits are distributed appropriately given that changes in the chain may affect actor groups differently • Question: How to increasingly integrate these disadvantaged actors groups along the livestock chain? • Assumption: Supporting smallholder participation (both men and women) contribute to: Socio-economic empowerment Meaningful approach to poverty alleviation and rural development
  5. 5. Research objectives • Competitive niches potentially available to the poor and women involved in livestock-related activities in rural areas • Access to productive resources and opportunities for upgrading within the chain • Prevalence and composition of vulnerable actor groups • Resource entitlements and capabilities • Geographic location • Information flows • Political, social and economic institutions
  6. 6. Proposed methodology • Value chain Analysis • Multi-pronged Approach
  7. 7. Value chain Analysis Rationale Gender approach to value chain analysis considers access to productive activities and remunerative income-earning opportunities for men and women who are involved individually or as smallholder groups.
  8. 8. Value chain Analysis Rationale: A gender approach to value chain analysis considers access to productive activities and remunerative income-earning opportunities for men and women who are involved individually or as smallholder groups.
  9. 9. Value chain Analysis Gender-based division of livestock-related activities Gender (socio-economic) empowerment related to assets and capabilities; Gender-based constraints affecting the growth of livestock production and the competitiveness of smallholder livestock Gender power relations
  10. 10. Value chain Analysis One dimension: Empowerment - changing gender relations in order to enhance women’s capabilities Empowerment - differences in how women and men are involved in (and benefit from) value chains - Effective value chain dynamics: Multi-dimensional Analytical approach
  11. 11. Multi-pronged approach Theoretical Perspectives Poverty reduction theory Theory of transaction costs Business management theory
  12. 12. Conceptual Framework Smallholder Participation in livestock value chains Risk Perception and Management Heterogeneity Infrastructural & Institutional bases Chain governance arrangments Possible targeted policy measures
  13. 13. Thank you!

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