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THE MISSING LINKWorking with Women and Men in Agricultural Market DevelopmentJemimah Njuki<br />LINK<br />
Why Gender and Market Oriented Agriculture<br />African Agriculture is commercializing at a fast rate mainly due opening u...
Why is Gender crucial in agriculture development?<br />An issue of growth and Equity!<br />Relates to agricultural product...
Diagnosis and visioning<br />
Multiple enterprises<br />
Building capacity to understand markets<br />
Building in research for competitiveness and sustainability<br />
Group Organization and Social Capital<br />
Increasing access to technologies, inputs and services<br />
Capacity Strengthening<br />
Impacts<br />
8 regions, 36 districts <br />Northern Zone<br />Arusha(3 districts)	<br />     Kilimanjaro (6 districts)<br />Manyara(4 d...
“ No one (woman) can whistle a symphony. <br />It takes an orchestra to play it.” <br />H.E. Luccock<br />
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Working with women and men in agricultural market development: The missing link

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Presented by Jemimah Njuki at the Gender and Market Oriented Agriculture (AgriGender 2011) Workshop, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 31st January–2nd February 2011.

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Working with women and men in agricultural market development: The missing link

  1. 1. THE MISSING LINKWorking with Women and Men in Agricultural Market DevelopmentJemimah Njuki<br />LINK<br />
  2. 2. Why Gender and Market Oriented Agriculture<br />African Agriculture is commercializing at a fast rate mainly due opening up of regional and export markets and a drive at national level to make agriculture a viable business especially for smallholder<br />Growth of domestic, regional and export markets especially for “traditional food crops”<br />A variety of marketing models being applied=farmer co-operatives, contract schemes, participatory market approaches<br />There are gender issues and consequences around this commercialization<br />
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  6. 6. Why is Gender crucial in agriculture development?<br />An issue of growth and Equity!<br />Relates to agricultural productivity, food security, nutrition, poverty reduction, and empowerment. <br />In all of these cases, women play a critical but often under-recognized role and face greater constraints than men.<br />There is evidence that increasing access to resources by women as important implications for economic growth and poverty reduction<br />Alderman, Haddad, and Udry (1996) estimated that reducing inequalities in human capital, physical capital, and current inputs between men and women farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa has the potential to increase agricultural productivity by 10–20 percent<br />The 2009 Global Hunger Index (GHI) is highly correlated with gender inequality— that is, countries that exhibit high levels of global hunger are also those with a high degree of gender inequality (von Grebmer et al. 2009).<br />In most countries, women are half of the population!<br />
  7. 7. Diagnosis and visioning<br />
  8. 8. Multiple enterprises<br />
  9. 9. Building capacity to understand markets<br />
  10. 10. Building in research for competitiveness and sustainability<br />
  11. 11. Group Organization and Social Capital<br />
  12. 12. Increasing access to technologies, inputs and services<br />
  13. 13. Capacity Strengthening<br />
  14. 14. Impacts<br />
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  16. 16. 8 regions, 36 districts <br />Northern Zone<br />Arusha(3 districts) <br /> Kilimanjaro (6 districts)<br />Manyara(4 districts)<br />Tanga(5 districts)<br />Southern Zone<br />Rukwa(3 districts)<br />Iringa(4 districts)<br />Mbeya(7 districts)<br /> Ruvuma (4 districts)<br />Institutionalizing participatory approaches in partner organizations<br />Scaling Up /Out<br />
  17. 17. “ No one (woman) can whistle a symphony. <br />It takes an orchestra to play it.” <br />H.E. Luccock<br />

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