Gender analysis of agricultural value chains: A practitioners perspective

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Gender analysis of agricultural value chains: A practitioners perspective

  1. 1. Gender Analysis of Agricultural Value Chains a practitioner perspective By Angelica Senders Fair and Sustainable Advisory Services/ ICCO May 25, 2011
  2. 2. Gender Sensitive Value Chain development <ul><li>Aims at contributing to women’s empowerment and gender equality </li></ul><ul><li>For this we need to know </li></ul><ul><ul><li>what are the gender inequalities in the value chain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are their causes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the Gender Based Constraints: what prevents this chain to work for women </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are opportunities to change this </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The ICRW tool will be a great help in this! </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Take phasing into account </li></ul><ul><li>Different objectives and thus research questions </li></ul><ul><li>In the different phases of the intervention value chain development </li></ul><ul><li>These objectives will be each time more specific: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Selection of Value chains </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analysis of value chains </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Definining upgrading strategies/ interventions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitoring, evaluation and learning </li></ul></ul>A practitioners perspective
  4. 4. Increased focus of the analysis M&E Shaping the intervention Analysis if one specific VC Selection of the VC
  5. 5. Analysis <ul><li>Describe and understand </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the action perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Shape the intervention/ what is needed in this value chain? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sensitization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… .. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identify how we can contribute to this </li></ul>
  6. 6. Action learning <ul><li>Analysis is not a one-off activity </li></ul><ul><li>But continuous in repeating cycles of action learning </li></ul><ul><li>Not one tool but a Toolbox </li></ul>Analysis Implementation Planning
  7. 7. Analysis for success! <ul><li>Monitor whether we are likely to achieve our gender objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Describe and share lessons learned </li></ul><ul><li>Try to close the gap between </li></ul><ul><li> the gender sensitive analysis and  the succesfull gender intervention </li></ul>

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