Mutua et al. review a number of gender and value chain studies, including many of the studies mentioned in this review, in order to make several recommendations for gender and value chain integration. They argue that integrating gender into value chains should be the norm, as they provide necessary insights. Furthermore, it is important to consider institutions of power, including the household, market, and state, when assessing gender concerns in the value chain. Mutua et al. also argue that organizations must commit resources to gender analysis, but it is equally important that they build gender responsive programing from their findings. They also need to determine specific gender outcomes when collecting data.
Review of Gender and Value Chain Analysis, Development, and Evaluation Toolkits
Mutua, E., J. Njuki, and E. Waithanji. 2014. Review of Gender and Value Chain Analysis, Development, and Evaluation Toolkits. Nairobi: International Livestock Research Institute.