Gender Equity in Certified Chains

Gender indicators for monitoring trade agreements

Staveren, Irene van | 2007
  • Author(s): Staveren, Irene van
  • Publisher: WIDE
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: bilateral trade agreements, gender equality, sustainable development, eu, argentina, brazil, paraguay, uruguay
The objective of this briefing is to develop a tool for policy makers to mainstream gender equality goals in trade agreements. The briefing presents eleven indicators and how they were developed, and illustrates their use in relation to bilateral trade agreements.

Reaching the marginalised? : gender value chains and ethical trade in African horticulture

Tallontire, Anne | 2005
  • Author(s): Tallontire, Anne
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Pages: 559--571
  • Keywords: horticulture, agribusiness, standards, gender, women, social justice, kenya, south africa, zambia
This paper explores the relationship between value chains in the horticultural sector, the employment patterns of African producers, and the process of code implementation from a gender perspective. It asks whether codes alone can improve working conditions for all workers.

Partnerships in fair trade : reflections from a case study of Cafédirect

Tallontire, Anne | 2000
  • Author(s): Tallontire, Anne
  • Publisher:
  • Pages: 166--177
  • Keywords: agribusiness, coffee, standards, sustainable development, tanzania
The trading relationship between Cafédirect and a coffee marketing cooperative are used to illustrate the concept of a fair trade partnership instead of a solidarity approach. The meaning of partnership in fair trade is investigated and a framework to analyse fair trade partnerships is presented.

Adoption of organic cotton in Benin : does gender play a role?

Tovignan, Dansinou Silvère and Nuppenau, Ernst-August | 2004
  • Author(s): Tovignan, Dansinou Silvère and Nuppenau, Ernst-August
  • Publisher: Deutscher Tropentag
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: women, gender, income sources, organic farming, women's status, cash crops, small farms, cotton, economic development, benin
The authors aim to clarify the various factors that determine the adoption of organic cotton and the role of the gender in this process. The results reveal that gender is crucial among the range of socio-economic factors that determine the adoption of organic cotton by households.

Rural families' women in a coffee production region in México : Cinderella syndrome

Trujillo-Ortega, Laura E. | ca. 2000]
  • Author(s): Trujillo-Ortega, Laura E.
  • Publisher: Eastern Mediterranean university (EMU). Faculty of business and economics. Center for women's studies (CWS)
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: women, gender, coffee, small farms, women's status, informal sector, mexico
The author argues that although “extended family” is one of the most known family strategies to optimize labour and resources in coffee growing areas in Veracruz, it also involves subordination within powerful hierarchies among female workers.

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