Gender Equity in Certified Chains

Key feminist concerns : regarding core labor standards, decent work and corporate social responsibility

Franck, Anja K. | 2008
  • Author(s): Franck, Anja K.
  • Publisher: WIDE
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: gender, women workers, standards, working conditions
This paper discusses the gendered nature of core labor standards, decent work and voluntary CSR measures, to highlight the implications for women workers in developing countries. It first describes the definitions around these issues and then focuses on its gender implications.

Program for the development of organic and fair trade cacao in Vietnam (eco-cacao) : gender assessment

Hien, Pham Thu | 2010
  • Author(s): Hien, Pham Thu
  • Publisher: Helvetas Vietnam
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: women, gender equality, gender, cocoa, organic farming, small farms, gender mainstreaming, coconut products, vietnam
This study develops a gender disaggregated assessment of the division of labor in cacao and coconut at the moment and in the case of a conversion to organic and fair trade programs. Challenges and opportunities of women participation and the approaches to improve their representation are presented.

Mainstreaming gender sensitivity in cash crop market supply chains : background report for SOFA 2010

Hill, Ruth Vargas and Vigneri, Marcella | 2009
  • Author(s): Hill, Ruth Vargas and Vigneri, Marcella
  • Publisher: Overseas development institute (ODI)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: income, agricultural product marketing, cash crops, cocoa, coffee, women's status, gender mainstreaming, women workers, agribusiness, gender, gender equality, women, uganda, ghana
Women rarely have similar access to assets and markets as men. These gender inequalities result in different levels of participation, methods of production and modes of marketing cash crops, and bear consequences for women’s potential outcome in the cultivation of these high value crops.

The coffee exporter's guide

Hilten, Hein Jan and Fisher, Paul J. | 2011
  • Author(s): Hilten, Hein Jan and Fisher, Paul J.
  • Publisher: International trade centre (ITC)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: standards, small farms, agribusiness, gender, coffee, women
Among other things, this guide outlines new trends in the coffee trade such as electronic commerce, niche markets, organic certification, fair trade labeling, and other sustainability schemes. Social aspects such as women’s employment and ownership in the coffee sector are included.

Fair trade and organic certification in value chains : lessons from a gender analysis from coffee exporting in Uganda

Kasente, Deborah | 2012
  • Author(s): Kasente, Deborah
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Pages: 111--127
  • Keywords: organic farming, standards, gender, women, farmers associations, gender mainstreaming, agribusiness, coffee, gender equality, africa, uganda
Producer organisations’ experience suggests that there is great need for gender equality issues to be integrated into all stages of coffee production and marketing if women are to realise prosperity from their labour, and to move up the value chain as active participants and decision-makers.

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