30 years

Documenting women’s role in value chain development

Drawing on dozens of cases from all over the world, a book by CTA and partners explores how development organisations and private entrepreneurs have found ways of improving the position of women in value chains. Challenging chains to change: gender equity in agricultural value chain development examines how opportunities can be increased for small-scale women farmers and primary processors in a wide range of crops and livestock sectors. Strategies outlined include working with women on typical ‘women’s products’, creating opportunities for women to work in what are traditionally men’s domains, and building capacity, organisation, sensitisation and access to finance. 

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