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Outcomes of women’s participation in market-oriented commodity development:


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Presented by Ranjitha Puskur and Lemlem Aregu at Gender and Market Oriented Agriculture (AgriGender 2011) Workshop, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 31st January–2nd February 2011

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Outcomes of women’s participation in market-oriented commodity development:

  1. 1. Outcomes of women’s participation in market-oriented commodity development: <br />Evidence from IPMS<br />Gender and Market Oriented Agriculture (AgriGender 2011) Workshop<br />Addis Ababa, Ethiopia<br />31st January–2nd February 2011<br />Ranjitha Puskur and Lemlem Aregu<br />
  2. 2. IPMS strategies for enhancing women’s participation in value chain development <br /><ul><li>setting targets for women’s participation in project activities
  3. 3. technical interventions to improve productivity and production
  4. 4. developing input supply systems
  5. 5. access to inputs and services to produce marketable commodities
  6. 6. capacity building and knowledge sharing activities
  7. 7. focus on commodities which have mainly been women’s enterprises traditionally like poultry, small ruminants, dairy and vegetables</li></li></ul><li>Methodology<br />Assess immediate socio-economic outcomes for women farmers who have participated in IPMS interventions <br />Poultry, Small Ruminants, Dairy, Feed and forage, Apiculture, Fruits and Vegetables<br />Survey of 586 sample women farmers spread over the 10 PLWs<br />
  8. 8. Profile of participating women farmers<br /><ul><li>average age - 35 and 38
  9. 9. a large majority married
  10. 10. most of the women could not read and write
  11. 11. ones who went to school seem to have opted for poultry, dairy, apiculture and vegetables
  12. 12. women from households with larger landholding entered fruit cultivation and forage production where irrigation was available
  13. 13. those with larger landholdings in drier areas took up small ruminant rearing
  14. 14. households with smaller landholdings chose poultry</li></li></ul><li>Decision making on technology use<br />Proportion of Households reporting (%)<br />Most decisions to use introduced technology taken by <br />women or jointly<br />
  15. 15. Outcomes<br />Proportion of Households reporting (%)<br />
  16. 16. Outcomes<br />Proportion of Households reporting (%)<br />
  17. 17. Control of new assets<br />Proportion of Households reporting (%)<br />
  18. 18. Workloads<br />Proportion of Households reporting (%)<br />
  19. 19. Training outcomes<br />Proportion of Households reporting (%)<br />
  20. 20. Complementary support provided<br />Proportion of Households reporting (%)<br />
  21. 21. Who is selling?<br />Proportion of Households reporting (%)<br />
  22. 22. Sales..<br />Proportion of Households reporting (%)<br />
  23. 23. Changes in consumption and sales<br />Per Household per annum annually – Before and After<br />
  24. 24. Changes in consumption and sales..<br />
  25. 25. Control of income from sales<br />Proportion of Households reporting (%)<br />
  26. 26. Challenges<br />small scale operations that might not be generating enough income to catapult these households out of poverty<br />ensuring adequate volume of good quality products<br />enhancing their bargaining power through collective action<br />enhance sustainably access to markets<br />institutional arrangements that can supply quality inputs and services on a consistent basis to rural households <br />access to capital through microfinance or Self Help Group (SHG) like savings and credit arrangements<br />mainstreaming gender effectively in the plans, programs and activities of the Public sector organizations – especially extension services <br />M&E and generating evidence<br />
  27. 27. Thank you!<br />