Gender Mainstreaming in Agricultural Value Chains: Promising Experiences and the Role of Rural Advisory Services

GFRAS gender scoping study

Promising Experiences and the Role of Rural Advisory Services

While much has been written about the importance of mainstreaming gender in agricultural value chains (and the challenges inherent in doing so), relatively few studies have provided details on cases in which gender integration has been successful. This study, therefore, presents a collection of experiences in which rural advisory services (RAS) were able to successfully mainstream gender into agricultural value chains, categorised in terms of “best-fit practices”. While the examples presented here cannot be precisely replicated in other contexts, they provide general guidance for organisations that implement programming related to agricultural value chains.

A publication of GFRAS