Gender mainstreaming in agricultural supply chains
The knowledge product Gender mainstreaming in agricultural supply chains can accelerate good growth: What works and for whom? was developed under the United Nations Good Growth Partnership’s Adaptive Management & Learning project and published the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in February 2020.
It seeks to underline and stress the added value of using a gender lens in the design and implementation of activities in agricultural supply chains, and reflects on current trends in gender mainstreaming, opportunities to accelerate action, and critical lessons-learned from initiatives that have already been implemented.
Presenting a clear business case for gender equality and women’s empowerment in agricultural supply chains, it aims to be a useful guidance on gender mainstreaming to stakeholders involved in commodity-related projects.
The authors identify five gender related core issues:
- Gender segregation of roles and opportunities.
- Limited and unequal livelihood opportunities and alternatives.
- Unequal access to and control of inputs, training and resources.
- Unequal burden of care and unpaid labour.
- Unequal participation in decision-making on appropriate actions and goals for the entire supply chain or a specific element of the supply chain.
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