Gender Equity in Certified Chains

Empowering women through livelihoods orientated agricultural service provision : a consideration of evidence from Southern Africa

Charman, A.J.E. | 2008
  • Author(s): Charman, A.J.E.
  • Publisher: United nations university. World institute for development economics research (UNU-WIDER)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: gender equality, food security, small farms, sustainable agriculture, agricultural extension, social justice, malawi, zambia, zimbabwe, south africa
The paper considers the impact of livelihoods oriented agricultural service provision for smallholder farmers on gender relationships and food security. It examines the democratization and liberalization of these services towards participatory, bottom-up approaches and related gender gains to women.

Compromising social justice in fairtrade? : case study of a fairtrade organization in India

Das, Ranjana | 2009
  • Author(s): Das, Ranjana
  • Publisher: Institute of social studies (ISS)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: marketing, foreign trade, handicrafts, social justice, women, women workers, standards, west bengal, india
The study investigates whether Fair Trade Organizations are able to adhere to their principles of social justice when entering mainstream markets. It pays special attention to the most vulnerable section of women craft workers at the bottom of the production chain.

Gender, rights & participation in the Kenya cut flower industry

Dolan, Catherine and Opondo, Maggie and Smith, Sally | 2002
  • Author(s): Dolan, Catherine and Opondo, Maggie and Smith, Sally
  • Publisher: [University of Greenwich at Medway]. Natural resources institute (NRI). [Natural resources & ethical trade] (NRET)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: women, working conditions, floriculture, standards, social justice, kenya
Driven by the concerns of consumers, retailers, auctions, regulators and CSOs, Kenyan flower growers have to comply with a number of codes of conduct. The research examines how such codes address employment conditions in the industry, especially of women who comprise the majority of the workforce.

Organic agriculture and womens’ empowerment

Farnworth, Cathy Rozel and Hutchings, Jessica | cop. 2009
  • Author(s): Farnworth, Cathy Rozel and Hutchings, Jessica
  • Publisher: [International federation of organic agriculture movements] (IFOAM)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: organic farming, women in agriculture, empowerment, gender, indigenous knowledge, gender mainstreaming, women, asia and the pacific, africa south of sahara, south asia, latin america
How participation in organic and sustainable farming can empower women, and how the participation of women broaden and deepen the multiple goals of organic and sustainable farming. Differences and similarities of women roles in Northern and in Southern agriculture are addressed.

The gender effects of trade literalisation in developing countries : a review of the literature

Fontana, Marzia | 2003
  • Author(s): Fontana, Marzia
  • Publisher: University of Sussex. Department of economics
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: women, gender, agribusiness, income sources, women workers, working conditions, informal sector, kenya, tanzania, uganda, zambia
The author seeks to analyse the evidence of trade liberalization in developing countries influencing the change in patterns and conditions of employment, gender gaps in wages, and intra-household reallocation of resources.

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