Gender Equity in Certified Chains

Gender and value chain development

Riisgaard, Lone and Escobar Fibla, Anna Maria and Ponte, Stefano | 2010
  • Author(s): Riisgaard, Lone and Escobar Fibla, Anna Maria and Ponte, Stefano
  • Publisher: Ministry of foreign affairs of Denmark. Evaluation department
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: agricultural product marketing, gender, women, development strategies
The report, commissioned by the Evaluation Department of DANIDA, examines which gender issues are important when and where in value chains, focusing on development interventions that explicitly or implicitly employ a value chain approach.

How standards compete : comparative impact of coffee certification in northern Nicaragua

Ruben, Ruerd and Zuniga, Guillermo | 2010]
  • Author(s): Ruben, Ruerd and Zuniga, Guillermo
  • Publisher: Stichting Max Havelaar
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: agribusiness, coffee, gender, social justice, standards, nicaragua
Research into coffee production under different labels or delivering to independent traders was done in Nicaragua. The effects on income, production and investments are compared as are the implications of contract conditions for risk behaviour, organizational force, loyalty and gender attitudes.

Can ethical trade certification contribute to the attainment of the Millennium development goals? : a review of organic and fair-trade certification

Setboonsarng, Sununtar | 2008
  • Author(s): Setboonsarng, Sununtar
  • Publisher: Asian development bank institute (ADBI)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: development strategies, agricultural production, social justice, gender equality, international trade, standards
This paper assesses how the conditions under organic and fair-trade certification contribute to the achievement of the MDG targets. The author recommends a combination of the two. Public sector needs to support implementation, capacity building and infrastructure development.

A fair share for smallholders : a value chain analysis of the coffee sector

Slob, Bart | 2006
  • Author(s): Slob, Bart
  • Publisher: Centre for research on multinational corporations (SOMO)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: women, gender
This report tries to answer two questions for the coffee sector: How can the economic and social situation of low-income producers engaged in Fair Trade be improved? Which type of trading relationship brings most economic and social benefits to coffee farmers?

Ethical trade in African horticulture : gender, rights and participation

Smith, Sally | 2004
  • Author(s): Smith, Sally
  • Publisher: University of Sussex. Institute of development studies (IDS)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: horticulture, international trade, codes of conduct, employment, labour, gender mainstreaming, south africa, kenya, zambia
Although employment in the horticulture sector of Zambia is predominantly female, gender issues have been overlooked in the labour codes and working conditions. Recommendations on ways forward are presented.

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