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A Pathway to Sustainability in Agricultural Value Chains: BTP WEE in AVCs – an integrative Report of an ISEA-Oxfam SIDA Project on Gender Transformative Investments in Southeast Asia

Women produce over 50 percent of the world’s food (Akter et. al., 2017 citing FAO, 2011) and comprise about 43 percent of the agricultural labor force, both globally and in developing countries (Akter et. al., 2017 citing Doss, 2014). Yet, official statistics often underestimate the value of women’s work and their overall contribution to national wealth (FAO, 2006). 

This study covers 8 case studies of social enterprises and inclusive businesses engaging women small-scale producers in agricultural value chains (AVCs) across Southeast Asia, particularly in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. They are cases of transformational partnerships in AVCs that have had a significant impact on small-scale producers, especially women. 

The 8 case studies provided a rich source of stories of transformation among women small scale producers. These stories are living proof that women’s economic empowerment is possible among women in agriculture and the informal economy with transformational partnerships in AVC interventions. 

Download A Pathway to Sustainability in Agricultural Value Chains: BTP WEE in AVCs – an integrative Report of an ISEA-Oxfam SIDA Project on Gender Transformative Investments in Southeast Asia in this link: https://www.isea-group.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/btp-wee-framework-paper.pdf