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Gender-Orientation in the Post-Harvest Sector

Pointers for Identifying Gender-Specific Aspects in the Post-Harvest Sector

Doris Günther
in collaboration with Elke Zimprich

Published by:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH
Postfach 5180
D-65726 Eschborn

Responsible for content:

Doris Günther
OE 423-2


Elke Zimprich
Independent Consultant, Frankfurt


Project: Integrated Control of the Larger Grain Borer - Post-Harvest Protection for Small-Holders
Albert Bell
OE 423-2


Carolin Bothe

Production of the internet version:

Andrea Kern

Financed by:


Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)



GTZ 1998
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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Living conditions of men and women in rural areas
    1. Living conditions in the village
    2. Status within the family
  3. Gender-specific division of labour
    1. Activity profile
    2. Duration and division of labour
  4. Access to and control of resources
    1. Access to material and financial resources and services
    2. Control over resources and goods produced
  5. Approaches to gender-oriented development of post-harvest projects
    1. Benefit analysis and requirement profile of existing procedures and planned innovative projects
    2. Summary

Date: 23 May 1998
Last update: 23 May 1998