Women: important actors in the peanut value chain

Gender, poverty and geographic location are the three most important déterminants of disparities affecting women and girls well-being and rights. In order to address these challenges, Canada adopted a Feminist International Aid Policy to promote gender equity and empower women and girls as the most effective way to reduce poverty and building a more inclusive, peaceful and prosperous World (From the speech of the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie of Canada). 

Since 2017 Haïti has also presented its gender equity Policy 2014-2024, a 10-year action plan. This plan aims to establish an inclusive Haitian society with strong social cohesion where women and men enjoy equal conditions in order to exercice their full rights, develop their potential and contribute to the political, economic, social and cultural development of their country.

The gender equity strategy of the AFLAH project is part of an approach to assess the situations and constraints of women in the peanut value chain and propose actions related to the project objectives.

As a first step, a gender equity strategy was designed with the participation of women and men in the project areas. Tools for collecting field data and information were developed with an inclusive approach that takes into consideration the particular situation of women. 

See the Survey document in french of the AFLAH project on gender issues