Gender Dynamics in Value Chains beyond Production Node and Single Commodity Analysis

Much research has been done to-date on gender dynamics in value chain development, however, there tends to be an overemphasis on the production node and on single commodity chains. This session looks at the findings from a set of projects that began in 2019 and were supported by PIM via the CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research (predecessor to the current GENDER Platform). The projects analyze gender roles, responsibilities and relations in agricultural value chains drawing on both qualitative and quantitative data looking at nodes in the midstream segments of a value chain or across multiple chains.

Rhiannon Pyburn, CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM) and KIT Royal Tropical Institute, Netherlands;

Froukje Kruijssen, KIT Royal Tropical Institute


Emily Gallagher, CIFOR

From oil palm mamas to market queens and kings: Measuring the gender footprint of informal and formal market value chains in Eastern Region, Ghana


Jennifer Twyman, Independent scholar

Helpers, Employees, and Owners: Exploring Women’s Roles and Empowerment in two Agricultural Value Chains in Honduras


Surendran Rajaratnam, WorldFish

Do self-help groups improve women’s empowerment and gender equality in the fisheries and aquaculture in India? A systematic literature review


Vanya Slavchevska, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT

Gender dynamics in the input segment of local and global value chains for root crops in Vietnam