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Gendered Access to Markets: Gendered Networks and Livelihood Alternatives Cross-cutting Research Activity (CCRA)

Duration: 2004 - 2010

Country/Countries: Zambia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia

Partner Organizations: Cornel University, Wildlife Conservation Society, University of Missouri, Instituto de la Pequeña Producción Sustentable, Universidad Nacional Agraria la Molina (IPPS-UNALM, Universidad de la Cordillera, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, the Foundation for the Promotion and Research of Andean Products (PROINPA), Instituto Nacional Autónomo de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIAP), North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T), De La Salle University, Nong Lam University, Bogor Agricultural University

This project was supported by the Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Collaborative Research Support Program (SANREM CRSP) with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Project Summary:

As markets emerge and change, producers are grouping together to improve their access to resources and support sustainable livelihoods. Ignoring the gendered dimensions of rural livelihoods and market systems in the design and implementation of agricultural development activities will lead to the unequitable distribution of benefits amongst household members.

The goal of the Gendered Access to Markets: Gendered Networks and Livelihood Alternatives Cross Cutting Research Activity (CCRA) was to compare how gendered networks and coalitions affect the ability of groups to access and control natural resources and capture value for their agricultural and forest products via appropriate markets.

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 Project Resources and Publications:

·         SANREM IL Semiannual Reports: 2009, 2008

·         Workshop covers community stereotypes

·         In Bolivia’s Marketplace, women rule

·         Access and control of resources: Lessons from the SANREM CRSP