Household-microenterprise – the missing link in gendered value chain analysis: lessons from an analysis of dairy chains in Nicaragua

Flores Cruz, Selmira and Bastiaensen, Johan (2017) Household-microenterprise – the missing link in gendered value chain analysis: lessons from an analysis of dairy chains in Nicaragua. Discussion Paper. Instituto de Investigación y Desarrollo NITLAPAN – UCA, Managua, Nicaragua.

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Abstract

In Nicaragua, gender analysis in value chains is usually restricted to a study of men and women as producers or workers within the chain itself. This overlooks many relevant dimensions of gender struggles. We therefore propose a gender analysis in value chains that pays attention to the interrelation of the value chain with intra-household dynamics in microenterprises and the broader community. We apply our approach to two dairy chains, not to compare which is better for women producers but to show the gender complexity in both that needs to be considered in value chain analyses. Based on case studies, we identify gender differentiation overlapping with conflictual-cooperative relations between men and women within the sphere of economic and family relations in the two dairy chains.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gendered value chain analysis, Household-farm, Household-microenter- prises, Dairy chains, Nicaragua
Subjects: 300 Ciencias Sociales > 305 Grupos sociales
300 Ciencias Sociales > 330 Economía > 338 Producción
Divisions: Institutos > Instituto de Investigación y Desarrollo Nitlapan
Depositing User: Rogerio Medina
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2017 17:28
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2017 17:28
URI: http://repositorio.uca.edu.ni/id/eprint/4489

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