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Gender assessment of dairy value chains: Evidence from Kenya










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    In Eastern Africa, dairy value chains are an important source of income and employment for millions of smallholders, particularly for women who provide an essential contribution to the growth of the dairy sector. While the sector is rapidly growing, and expanding trade in dairy products holds immense potential for boosting inclusive economic growth in Eastern Africa, dairy trade mostly remains a small-scale domestic business in the region. In particular, women’s engagement in dairy markets and trade is constrained by gender-based barriers and inequalities, and dairy intensification and commercialization processes have led to uneven outcomes for women and men. As many countries are increasingly investing in the modernization of their dairy farming systems to spur dairy productivity and commercialization, it is essential that the gender implications of the market-driven development of the dairy sector are taken into consideration. This report reviews gender issues in the Eastern Africa dairy value chains, with a focus on markets and trade, in the context of broader regional policy frameworks and evolving market scenarios. In particular, gender policy developments in agricultural and trade policies relevant for the dairy sector are assessed for Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda. By bridging the value chain level into the enabling policy dimension, this study attempts to contribute to ongoing debates on the prospects for women’s participation in dairy markets and trade through more gender-responsive policymaking.
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    Gender equality and decent employment in the dairy sub-sector- Evidence from Kenya 2016
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    The objective of this Rural Transformation Series info note is to explore the employment potential of Kenya’s dairy sub-sector. It highlights the main employment generating phases and current conditions of women’s equitable employment according to the six dimensions of decent rural employment. The info note includes solutions for the development of gender-equality in the dairy sub-sector that generates decent employment for rural women and men equally.
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    Gender assessment of dairy value chain 2017
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    The present study is a gender assessment of the dairy value chain in selected sites in Rwanda: Gicumbi, Nyagatare and Nyanza Districts as well as Kigali City. It relies on evidence gathered through fieldwork complemented by a review of specialized background documentation. The findings confirm that women’s empowerment is vital for sustainable dairy value chain development and that projects supporting dairy production need to increase their efforts to be gender inclusive. The study provides count ry-specific recommendations for Rwanda, which also feed into a more general knowledge base on how to develop gender-sensitive dairy value chains.

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