Title
Gender bias in Nicaraguan dairy chains
Author
Faculty/Department
Institute of Development Policy and Management
Publication type
article
Publication
London ,
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
Enterprise development and microfinance. - London
Volume/pages
22(2011) :3 , p. 196-209
ISSN
1755-1978
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c:vabb:308464
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E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Within the context of a buoyant cattle sector in Nicaragua, industrial upgrading of the dairy value chain is widely considered as a positive contribution to growth and equity. That view, however, is based on a genderblind assessment of value chain dynamics. This article presents a gendered analysis of two dairy value chains in Nicaragua. The first is a more locally oriented, urban-based, semi-industrial chain with ample participation of small-scale family businesses; the second an export-oriented, upgraded industrial chain, where associative enterprises are the main players. Our analysis shows that industrial upgrading comes at the cost of reduced female participation. Remedial action to counteract this gender bias is required.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/327d7f/47154ad5faf.pdf
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