Promoting Gender Equitable Opportunities: Why It Matters for Agricultural Value Chains

Published: October 2009

This brief outlines the following key "evidence-based correlations" among gender equality, competitiveness, and empowerment that inform the GATE Project's "Promoting Gender Equitable Opportunities in Agricultural Value Chains: A Handbook":

Key Findings

  • Increasing opportunities for women improves equality and empowerment.
  • Increasing asset equality between men and women improves growth in the agricultural sector.
  • Increasing gender equality in the labor market improves economic efficiency.

Populations Rural, Women

Complementary Outcomes Education And Literacy

Industries Agriculture/Food Processing

Publishers Development & Training Services, Inc.

Funded by USAID