Engendered Value Chain Assessment for Sorghum, Groundnuts, Milk and Gum Arabic in the Former Northern Bahr El Ghazal State, South Sudan
Through this study, VSF-Canada aims to determine which farming enterprise(s) and livelihood activities hold potential of better livelihood opportunities, product expansion, market viability, value addition opportunities, quality improvement and input availability for women, men, girls and boys. This study provides information about extra-market factors such as power relations, division of labor, and control over resources to help make visible the differential contributions and potentials of women and men in a particular economic activity, thereby providing the basis for developing strategies and actions for promoting equitable benefits from the production
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process. Furthermore, the study gives information on women’s and men’s roles in production, processing, and marketing processes. Such information is critical for enhancing the skills and upgrading the knowledge of both women and men to increase efficiency in the production process and improve the quality of the product, and, hence, to gain more for all gender groups. The study provides insights that will help determine and profile the most appropriate commodity chains to upgrade in each of these counties and proposes detailed plan of interventions to address the gender-based constraints (GBCs) identified among women, men, girls and boys and how to address them.