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“Analysis of Selected Value Chains of agricultural products with a Gender perspective. Women farmers and Street Food Vendors in Belize”
The FAO Regional Office (RLC)in Santiago, Chile approved the Regional Study: “Analysis of Selected Value Chains with emphasis on Street Food Vendors in Belize, Guatemala and Bolivia with a Gender Perspective”. The study was part of the FAO Regional Initiative 3 (RI3) about Agricultural and Food Value Chain Development “to Improve Food and Feed Systems”.
The Main Objective for the study in Belize was to determine women’s roles, gender equity and participation in the Cassava value chain, including crop production, transformation, and informal marketing (street food) to provide guidance to improve their livelihood and to offer safe food systems to the public. Several important entry points for gender consideration and improving business participation for women are discussed in the presentation and action pathways are highlighted for the country and the region as a whole.
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