Title: Gender integration in livestock and fisheries value chains: emerging good practices from analysis to action
Authors: Cathy Rozel Farnworth; Paula Kantor; Froukje Kruijssen; Catherine Longley; Kathleen Earl Colverson
Addresses: Pandia Consulting, Teigelkamp 64, 48145 Münster, Germany ' Deceased: formerly of CIMMYT, Mexico; WorldFish, Egypt ' Policy, Economics and Social Science, WorldFish, PO Box 95001, 1090 HA Amsterdam, The Netherlands ' WorldFish, Aquarius House, 37417 Katima Mulilo Road, Olympia Park, PO Box 51289, Lusaka, Zambia ' IFAS Global Programs, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA
Abstract: It is widely recognized that women are significant actors in crop-livestock, pastoralist and fish systems. However, too little is known about agricultural development projects which deliberately work towards gender equity in livestock and fish value chains. Research insights into gender roles and responsibilities along fish and livestock chains on how gender relations at household and community level may affect women and men's access to resources for livestock production, and their relative benefits from value chain development, are often weakly integrated into development planning and practice. More profoundly, inequalities tend to reproduce inequalities. These are crippling for the individuals involved as well as for the achievement of development outcomes. In order to redress the balance a number of research and development partners are working to develop analytic frameworks and implementation guidelines to enable gender equity in livestock and fish value chains. This paper examines recent and on-going work to develop tools for effective gender analyses in value chains and how these are being fed into project design. Case studies are taken from Zambia, Kenya and Egypt.
Keywords: gender integration; gender transformative; value chain analysis; agricultural development projects; Zambia; Kenya; Egypt; livestock value chains; fisheries value chains; good practice; gender equality; development planning; project design; gender relations; women; female inequality.
International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, 2015 Vol.11 No.3/4, pp.262 - 279
Received: 06 Jun 2014
Accepted: 19 May 2015
Published online: 08 Jan 2016 *