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Cocoa and Coconut in the Solomon Islands: A Family Affair, Laven, Anna , Amsterdam, (2016) , (Practical Publication)
Improving Productivity and Alleviating Poverty by Acknowledging the Role of Women - Poster presented at the WCC 2014, , World Cocoa Conference 2014, 06/2014, Amsterdam, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Increasing Cocoa Quality by Acknowledging the role of Women - Poster presented at the WCC 2014, , World Cocoa Conference 2014, 06/2014, Amsterdam, (2014) , (Practical Publication)

Cocoa and Coconut in the Solomon Islands: A Family Affair

TitleCocoa and Coconut in the Solomon Islands: A Family Affair
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsLaven, Anna
InstitutionKIT
CityAmsterdam
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordscocoa; gender; Solomon Islands; upgrading; enterpreneurship
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Cocoa and Coconut in the Solomon Islands, A Family Affair, is an explorative study that complements and builds upon existing studies of the cocoa and coconut value chains in Solomon Islands. This qualitative study combines an inclusive value chain approach with a gender relations framework. The report is based on both a desk study and interviews with key stakeholders in the Solomon Islands.
This study reveals the active role of women in cocoa and coconut production, processing and trading of (by)products, in addition to their household tasks. It shows that women, despite their contributions, benefit only marginally from their involvement in these economic activities. Reasons for this can be found in existing gender relations.
Understanding gender relations makes it possible to identify gender-based challenges and opportunities for value chain development, and to develop entry-points for programs, projects and public and private stakeholders to start recognizing and improving the participation and outcomes for women involved in the cocoa and coconut value chains.

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