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Successful models to empower women in outgrower schemes

AgDevCo, UK based impact investor that finances African agribusinesses, recently published a case study by Els Rijke on empowering women in outgrower schemes.

The study showcases best practices to promote women’s economic empowerment in outgrower schemes. It derives practical lessons from successful outgrower schemes of AgDevCo’s investees, and links these to ten underlying principles of success.

Els visited the majority of companies last year to test out a gender toolkit Fair & Sustainable and AgriProFocus made for AgDevCo. This toolkit will be available or sharing later this year.











For more information: angelica.senders@fairandsustainable.nl

Evaluation of participatory forest management pilots and biomass energy production in Rwanda (PAREF NL2) 

This summer Fair & Sustainable and ADE (Belgium) evaluated the Project of support to Participatory forest management pilots and biomass energy production in 9 districts of Rwanda (PAREF NL2) at the request of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) in Kigali. A project carried out from August 2013 to June 2017 by the Rwanda Natural Resources Authority (RNRA) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and its Department of Forestry and Nature Conservation (DFNC). The evaluation team consisted of Jochem Schneemann (team leader) and National consultant Mr. Oscar Nzayirambaho. Read more

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