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Technical Note Number 1

Technical Note Number 1

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Published by: MaFI (The Market Facilitation Initiative) on Oct 28, 2009
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Technical Note Number 1
Applying a Gender Lens to Katalyst MarketDevelopment Activities
Produced by 
Katalyst BangladeshA project supported by DFID, SDC and SIDA and implemented bySwisscontact and GTZ International Services
Prepared by 
Mary Morgan
December 2006
Table of Contents
PrefaceExecutive SummaryAbbreviations and Acronyms1. IntroductionPurpose of this technical noteMethodologyScope and Limitations of Field WorkPlan of Presentation of this Report2. Women in BangladeshMacroeconomic context of BangladeshSocial and Cultural Context of WomenProductive Activities in Agriculture and the Division of Labour 3. The Vegetable Sub-Sector in Rangpur Women’s Role in Vegetable ProductionVegetable Production Yields and Revenue GeneratedWomen’s Access to Input SuppliesAccess to Technical Information for Women4. Maize Sub-Sub-Sector in the District of Rangpur Doyel Agro Limited Contract Farming SystemWomen’s Role in Maize ProductionWomen and Maize Contract Farming5. Market Development and Gender Value Chain Development with a Gender Lens6. The Integration of Gender into Katalyst ProgramsIntegrating Gender into the Provision of Input Supply Information for VegetableProductionIntegrating Gender into Contract Farming for Maize ProductionGender as a Cross Cutting Issue within Katalyst Programming7. ConclusionEndnotes11233444577101113151516161717212122232526
List of Tables
Table 1Table 2Table 3Table 4Table 5Table 6Table 7Table 8Table 9Table 10Table 11Table 12Table 13Table 14Table 15Table 16Table 17Table 18Table 19Table 20Table 21List of Actors who were interviewed and with whom Focus Groups were heldBangladesh Economic IndicatorsHuman Development Index IndicatorsLiteracy Rates (%)Sex Disaggregated Labour Force StatisicsEmployed Person 15 Years and Over by Status in Formal Employment andSex (Figures in ‘000)Income StatisticsRevenue generated for “Crops and Horticulture”Division of Labour in Vegetable Production—focus group resultsDivision of Labour in Vegetable Production—survey resultsHomestead Garden Vegetable ProductionRevenue Generated from Sale of Surplus Vegetables in HomesteadGardensField Vegetable ProductionRevenue Generated from Sale of Surplus Vegetables in the FieldsAccessing InputsSources of InformationList of Trained RetailersSources of Technical InformationDivision of Labour in MaizeCriteria for Sub-Sector SelectionGender as a Cross Cutting Issue within Katalyst Programming24445557991010101011121313161823

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