Developing gender-sensitive value chains - A guiding framework

Angelica Senders, Anna Lentink, Alejandra Safa, Valentina Franchi, Sofie Lambert and Regina Laub
Tool typology: 
Gender in value chains
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Developing gender-sensitive value chains - A guiding framework


The purpose of this publication as a part of the FAO series on sustainable food value chain developmentĀ is to facilitate the systematic integration of gender equality dimensions into value chain development programmes and projects. It raises awareness on gender inequalities and discusses the importance of addressing these dimensions in value chain development, while also building a common approach for work on gender-sensitive value chain development. It achieves this by bringing together key concepts from value chain development and gender and by providing concrete guiding principles for the integration of gender concerns into value chain development projects and programmes.

This conceptual framework has a companion publication, Developing gender-sensitive value chains: Guidelines for practitioners, which provides specific tools to support practitioners in designing, implementing and monitoring gender-sensitive value chain programmes.

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Domesticated Animal: 
First released on: 
Monday, October 16, 2017
Last version on: 
Monday, October 16, 2017
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Target audience: 
Development practitioner