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Can certified-tea value chains deliver gender equality in Tanzania?

Loconto, Allison Marie (2015) Can certified-tea value chains deliver gender equality in Tanzania? Feminist Economics, pp. 1-25.

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A popular approach over the past twenty years has been to rely upon voluntary standards as a means to make claims, measure, and judge whether a number of social-equity concerns exist in private-sector practices. But can voluntary standards deliver gender equity? This contribution responds to this question by exploring how standards and gendered division of labor interact in certified-tea value chains (for example, Ethical Tea Partnership, Fairtrade, Organic, and Rainforest Alliance) in Tanzania. The results of this mixed-method study (2008?10, 2013) contribute to the literature on gender equity and standards by building on the gendered value-chain approach to analyze these complex and contextual interactions. The study proposes that there is a need to focus on the interactions between men and women with different skills and training that contribute to how equitably their roles are distributed in the certified-tea value chains.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:labor standards (en), political economy (en), social norms (en), Gender equity (en)
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Research affiliation: France > INRAe - Institut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement
ISSN:ISSN: 1354-5701
Project ID:HAL-INRAe
Deposited By: PENVERN, Servane
ID Code:41675
Deposited On:12 Aug 2021 10:37
Last Modified:12 Aug 2021 10:37
Document Language:English

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