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Infographic: Women’s Economic Empowerment Framework

Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) is a concept being heard more and more in development circles, but what does it mean exactly? Fair & Sustainable together with AgriProFocus made an infographic to visualize this important and often used concept. It’s based on publications of the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) and work done together with FAO for the development of their guiding framework for gender sensitive value chain development. Read more

Vacancy Consultant Value Chain Development

Fair & Sustainable Consulting is a consultancy firm and social enterprise. Our mission is to assist people in developing countries to improve their livelihoods and increase their income. We offer thematic expertise on corporate social responsibility, inclusive value chain development, value chain finance and program management. Our clients are companies, development organizations and government agencies in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America working in agricultural vale chains. We currently have a team of 16 consultants in the Netherlands and 10 at our subsidiary in Ethiopia. For more information: www.fairandsustainable.nl.

Fair & Sustainable Consulting works on developing sustainable value chains that are socially, environmentally and economically sound. We believe that a fair benefit sharing between all chain actors results in win-win situations, in stronger and more sustainable value chains and lasting relationships. Our guiding principle is based on a Market Systems Development approach, also known as Making Markets work for the Poor – M4P. We use a systemic and holistic approach to value chains, including all actors inside and around a value chain, such as financial institutions and business development services.

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Vacancy Consultant Gender in Value Chains

Fair & Sustainable Consulting is a consultancy firm and social enterprise. Our mission is to assist people in developing countries to improve their livelihoods and increase their income. We offer thematic expertise on corporate social responsibility, inclusive value chain development, value chain finance and program management. Our clients are companies, development organizations and government agencies in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America working in agricultural value chains.  We currently have a team of 16 consultants in the Netherlands and 10 at our subsidiary in Ethiopia. For more information: www.fairandsustainable.nl.

Fair & Sustainable needs additional expertise on Gender in Value Chains, to strengthen and expand our current capacity. We believe that promoting gender-sensitive value chain development is not only justified from a women’s rights perspective, but also from a business perspective.

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Geodata and ICT Solutions for Inclusive Finance and Food Security

By Martijn Vranken

Diagram GeodataSatellite data, drones, advanced sensor and software packages; these are just some examples of using technology in 21st century agriculture. As today’s farms in developed countries become more familiar with technology and investments in AgTech are picking up, how can geodata and ICT solutions also bring value to smallholder farmers in developing countries? Read more