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Gender Equity through Writing Facilitation

KIT Royal Tropical Institute facilitated and led the writing process for the fourth book in the value chain series: Challenging Chains to Change – gender equity in agricultural value chain developmentThe book is used in development and coaching trajectories for gender equity in value chain development in Africa.

Meeting challenges

Efforts to improve value chains often exclude women, with men usually reaping the most benefit. Women — who do much of the work but are often not recognised for it — frequently work harder than their male counterparts in order to meet ever-increasing quality requirements. The book documents 25 real-life cases and key strategies for improving the position of women in value chains that include:

The book explains how development organisations and private entrepreneurs have found ways to improve the position of women in value chains, especially small-scale women farmers and primary processors. The central arguments draw on social justice, poverty alleviation and business interests. The book offers a framework for development organisations to bring a gender-focused lens to their value chain development initiatives. For change to take place in the value chains, it is necessary to take up the gender challenge.

Services delivered

  • Applied research

    KIT Royal Tropical Institute addresses development challenges at local, regional and global levels through research that generates new insights and knowledge in our areas of expertise: health, sustainable economic development and gender.

  • Knowledge management

    Development and research organisations are often so focused on achieving their objectives that they find it difficult to create time to look back, analyse and learn from what they experienced and share their results.

  • Training, Coaching & Education

    KIT Royal Tropical Institute provides tailor-made training to clients such as educational and research institutes, NGOs and local or national governments and ministries across the globe. Our programmes are specifically designed to address the unique objectives and capacities of the requesting organisation.