Gender Equity in Certified Chains

Young women : life choices and livelihoods in poor urban areas

Khosla, Prabha and Kalita, Devangana | 2012
  • Author(s): Khosla, Prabha and Kalita, Devangana
  • Publisher: ActionAid
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: gender, education, urban areas, ghana, south africa, india
The paper provides some overall regional trends for: population increases and urbanisation; employment and unemployment for young women and men; literacy and education; and sexual and reproductive health.

Enhancing the opportunities for women in India's tea sector : a gender assessment of certified tea gardens

Koshy, Tina and Tiwary, Manisha and Panhuysen, Sjoerd | cop. 2011
  • Author(s): Koshy, Tina and Tiwary, Manisha and Panhuysen, Sjoerd
  • Publisher: Prakruthi
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: gender equality, agricultural product marketing, tea, standards, women's status, women workers, india
This research provides an overview of the Indian tea production systems at estate and smallholder level, an in-depth assessment of the gender relations as well as critical issues in addressing women empowerment in the tea sector through implementation of certification standards.

Coffee production effects on child labor and schooling in rural Brazil

Kruger, Diana I. | 2007
  • Author(s): Kruger, Diana I.
  • Publisher: Elsevier science
  • Pages: 448--463
  • Keywords: coffee, girls, child labour, informal sector, brazil, latin america
Coffee production fluctuations affect boys and girls of low and middle-income households as they are withdrawn from school and employed as a result of higher economic activity, while children of high-income families are not. During periods of economic growth education of the poor may be affected.

Mainstreaming gender in organic agriculture : a means to an end

Kunihira, Edith | 2009
  • Author(s): Kunihira, Edith
  • Publisher: International federation of organic agriculture movements (IFOAM)
  • Pages: 21--22
  • Keywords: organic farming, standards, gender mainstreaming, women, war, income sources, uganda
An organic shea marketing project sought to improve livelihoods by generating income for women. Marketing facilitation and capacity building on organic agriculture were provided. A study was undertaken to assess the benefits compared to non-associated women marketing shea conventionally.

We want to be equal to them : fair-trade coffee certification and gender equity within organizations

Lyon, Sarah | 2008
  • Author(s): Lyon, Sarah
  • Publisher:
  • Pages: 258--268
  • Keywords: coffee, commodity trade, social justice, agricultural co-operatives, women, gender mainstreaming, native americans, social research, gender equality, standards, income sources, guatemala
The authors argue that the current fair-trade network fails to effectively promote gender equity, e.g. related to democratic participation, promotion of non-agricultural income generation, and support for female coffee producers. Recommendations for a participatory certification process are made.

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