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Publication | 2019

Closing the gender gap through agri-food value chain development (VCD)

The purpose of this Brief is to provide EU staff with an overview on how to incorporate a gender-responsive approach in the design, implementation and monitoring of value chain development projects. The Brief complements the guidance note Because women matter: Designing interventions in food, nutrition and agriculture that allow women to change their lives.  It also complements the EU’s Value Chain Analysis for Development (VCA4D) methodology, which provides a detailed assessment of a value chain’s operation and its impact on the main economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development; gender equality is one of the six domains of the social analysis.