Please see the query below and send your responses by 28th Feb. Many thanks
I am Nong Thi Ngoc, Advisor at Pro-Poor Partnership for Agro Forestry Development Project in Bac Kan Province, Vietnam. Our project has initiated work towards developing value chains in the community. We have identified two value chains, these are Local Chicken, and Glass Noodles. As we are in the starting phase of developing value chain we need inputs on how to involve more poor people in value chain stages and how to increase economic opportunities for them.
In Project many people talk about gender but in reality they don’t know how to mainstream gender in value chain stages. Though Women Union has organized some gender trainings for project staffs in communes and districts level but the participation of women is very low in project activities. I can say that, women in this province contribute a big role in family’s income by growing rice, maize and feeding livestock, and many other tasks, but they do not get the economic benefits.
I would like to discuss with the group:
1. How to involve poor with the activities of value chain to increase their income?
2. How to improve market access for poor?
3. How to mainstream gender in these value chains?
Please give suggestions from your project experiences, your suggestions will benefit us to develop our project strategy for value chain development.
Please see attached file, if you want to know more about my project and the products we have identified.
Pro-Poor partnership for Agro forestry Development Project,
Bac Kan Province, Vietnam.