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Gender and food loss in sustainable food value chains

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has recently published a guiding note on an interesting topic: ‘Gender and food loss in sustainable value chains’. The purpose of this publication is to help policy-makers, project designers and field practitioners to understand and analyse the nexus between gender equality and food loss, while offering practical guidance on, and tools for, integrating gender concerns into the planning and implementation of food loss studies and reduction strategies and interventions.  On behalf of  Fair & Sustainable Anna Lentink contributed to this study together with Cathelijne van Melle of Enclude!

Please find the links to the publication below:

– PDF URL: http://www.fao.org/3/I8620EN/i8620en.pdf

– Card page: http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/I8620EN


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