Publication
Title
Gender bias in Nicaraguan dairy chains
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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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Enterprise development and microfinance. - London
Publication
London : 2011
ISSN
1755-1978
Volume/pages
22:3(2011), p. 196-209
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 22.11.2011
Last edited 23.12.2015
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