Developing gender-sensitive value chains: a guiding framework by Food and Agriculture Organization
This publication aims to facilitate the systematic integration of gender equality dimensions into value chain (VC) development programmes. It raises awareness about gender inequalities and discusses the importance of addressing these dimensions in VC development, while also building a common approach towards work on gender-sensitive VC development. Despite the many advantages of addressing social inequality, gender dimensions often remain overlooked in agricultural development programmes. VC development practitioners may find it challenging to mainstream gender within their work, either because they are unaware of the relevance of gender dynamics to VCs, or because they need technical support in translating gender equality objectives into concrete actions in the implementation of programmes. This framework, companion to the publication, Developing gender-sensitive value chains: Guidelines for practitioners, aims to respond to this gap by raising awareness, building a common approach, and providing concrete guiding principles.