Synopsis:Mera Maan was contracted by ASF-ETI to conduct a comprehensive workshop aimed at promoting gender mainstreaming within the potato and apricot value chains. The training focused on addressing gender and inclusion issues in agricultural development, emphasizing the significance of gender justice in value chain initiatives. Through interactive sessions, the workshop facilitated the generation of strategic directions for gender mainstreaming in ETI’s activities. As a result, a practical gender and inclusion mainstreaming strategy was developed, which is now jointly owned and implemented by a diverse team.
Narrative of the Project Description:
Background:The Economic Transformation Initiative, in partnership with IFAD and ASF, sought to integrate gender considerations effectively into their agricultural value chain projects. Recognizing the importance of gender equity and inclusivity in development, ETI aimed to create a strategy that would enhance the participation and benefits of women in the potato and apricot value chains.
Objectives:– Raise awareness and understanding among ETI stakeholders regarding gender and inclusion issues in agricultural value chain development.
– Explore the necessity of promoting gender justice and equality within the context of ETI’s value chain initiatives.
– Facilitate collaborative brainstorming sessions to identify strategic approaches for mainstreaming gender in ETI’s projects.
– Design a practical gender and inclusion mainstreaming strategy that can be adopted and implemented by ETI’s team.