Addressing Gender Issues in Agricultural Value Chains: Facilitator’s Guide
Value chains are a widely used organizing framework for agricultural programs because they facilitate linkages between farmers and other actors involved in moving crops and livestock by-products from the field to the market. These linkages are critical for developing extension systems that facilitate the exchange of information and technologies about, to, and from farmers and other actors. Value chain practitioners are often aware of the importance of addressing gender issues but are sometimes unable to identify practical, actionable, and evidence-based interventions to address them. This workshop will aim to fill this gap with classroom and field-based activities, using USAID’s Promoting Gender Equitable Agricultural Value Chains (2009). This facilitator’s guide provides an agenda and description of workshop.