Gender equality to achieve zero hunger, food security and a sustainable food systems. Developing a gender sensitive value chain will entail mapping out activities within the chain and analyzing actions of operators and key players within the chain.
One of the approaches commonly used to access processes and actors contributing to food systems and to determine which actions to undertake is the value chain approach. Value chains are key components of agrifood systems and to better understand gender- based constraints a mapping of activities are necessary.
Activities that will monitor tasks and those assigned tasks within the food production cycle such as interactive sessions with players within the food chain use of surveys, questionnaires and gender -based focal groups are important to pin point constraints and also provide a platform to champion necessary actions.
How to conduct a gender sensitive value chain analysis.?
Choose the value chain of interest then :
1) Carry out a gender sensitive value chain mapping by going through all activities within the chain and matching tasks against gender.
2) Identify gender based constraints along the chain .
3) Analyze the gender based constraints and proffer solutions.