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Gender in Value Chains: Practical Toolkit to Integrate a Gender Perspective in Agricultural Value Chain Development

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*Document Updated January 2014

This toolkit intends to motivate and help practitioners in integrating a gender perspective in agricultural value chain development, by providing practical tools for all stages of the value chain intervention. It is the second and adjusted version of an earlier Gender in Value Chain Toolkit published by Agri-ProFocus in September 2012. This version is adjusted based on experiences in using the first toolkit in Agri-ProFocus gender in value chain coaching tracks in Eastern Africa. The chapter on intervention strategies is complemented and contains many interesting and practical tools and approaches ready for use by you as a practitioner.

The toolkit provides an overview of material available on gender and value chains. The tools are selected from manuals produced by USAID, SNV, GIZ, ILO, CARE and other organizations in the Agri-ProFocus 'Gender in Value Chains' Network. Most resources can be found on the World Wide Web; links can be found on the resources page of the online version of the toolkit.

This toolkit is intended for practitioners working with different actors in agricultural value chains and practitioners that work with organizations that support or influence agricultural value chains, such as NGOs, knowledge institutions, government, BDS, microfinance organizations.