Gender Equity in Certified Chains

Certified organic export production : implications for economic welfare and gender equity amongst smallholder farmers in tropical Africa : summary report and policy conclusions submitted to the United nations conference on trade and development

Bolwig, Simon | 2007
  • Author(s): Bolwig, Simon
  • Publisher: Louis Bolk institute]
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: organic farming, social justice, economic development, gender, standards, uganda, tanzania
Organic export growth does not necessarily lead to improved welfare for producers and workers. Two studies look into certified organic production in Uganda and Tanzania, quantifying the economic and social impacts of conversion and addressing organisational, institutional and technology issues.

Household food security effects of certified organic export production in tropical Africa : a gendered analysis

Bolwig, Simon and Odeke, Moses | 2007
  • Author(s): Bolwig, Simon and Odeke, Moses
  • Publisher: Export promotion of organic products from Africa (EPOPA)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: agribusiness, purchasing, sustainable development, pineapples, coffee, export promotion, organic farming, small farms, food security, women, east africa, uganda
Research among organic coffee and pineapple farmers in eastern and central Uganda shows that that organic export production improves food security by raising cash incomes.

Sourcing gender : gender productivity and sustainable sourcing strategies : paper

Boodhna, Anoushka | cop. 2011
  • Author(s): Boodhna, Anoushka
  • Publisher: International institute for environment and development (IIED)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: agribusiness, gender mainstreaming, women, agricultural product marketing, income sources, coffee, cocoa
The paper aims to provide a deeper understanding of gender-specific features of the value chain and how this brings benefits to the entire community. It provides recommendations on institutional settings, logistics, technology and marketing in designing trading relationships that include women.

Chains of fortune : linking women producers and workers with global markets

Carr, Marilyn | cop. 2004
  • Author(s): Carr, Marilyn
  • Publisher: Commonwealth secretariat
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: globalization, horticulture, agricultural products, women workers, cocoa, coconut oil, nuts, labour legislation, clothing industry, telecommunication industry, exports, trade policy, bangladesh, ghana, india, mozambique, samoa, south africa
Using six case studies, the article analyses successful strategies to link low-income women producers with global markets or to create jobs for women in export markets; the role of government and other actors in successful strategies; and the replicability and sustainability of achievements.

Improving opportunities for women in smallholder-based supply chains : business case and practical guidance for international food companies : the guide

Chan, Man-Kwun and Barrientos, Stephanie Ware | [2010]
  • Author(s): Chan, Man-Kwun and Barrientos, Stephanie Ware
  • Publisher: Bill and Melinda Gates foundation
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: gender equality, women workers, food production, small farms, standards, coffee, tea, cocoa, development strategies, agroindustry, transnational corporations, women, gender, developing countries, kenya, ghana, uganda, tanzania
This guide provides practical guidance about what food companies can do to encourage greater participation of, and support for, women in their smallholder-based supply chains. Examples of good practice and in-depth studies are used to illustrate and support this guidance.

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