PGE's specialized tools offer guidance to coffee sector on gender equity 


PGE Launches its Latest Tool - the PGE Project Methodology, with support from the SAFE Platform of the IDB

 PGE Project Methodology Tool developed with support from the SAFE Platform 

PGE Project Methodology Tool developed with support from the SAFE Platform 

We are excited to offer our third tool to the coffee sector to encourage greater engagement with gender equity in the supply chain. The PGE Project Methodology supports industry and development actors to implement a field level project in their own value chain. The Tool provides detailed explanations to design, plan, launch and monitor a project at a household, community, and producer-organization level. It was developed with the input of a number of industry and development professionals to ensure its applicability in a variety of settings, with funds from the SAFE Platform of the InterAmerican Development Bank provided funding. The methodology was validated within the PGE Field Level Project in Nicaragua funded by UTZ Sector Partnership Program. 

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An engagement Guide for gender equity

The Engagement Guide for Gender Equity in the Coffee Sector provides a roadmap and resources for industry actors to engage in conversations about gender equity and identify actions to support gender equity in their own organizations and with supply chain partners. Based on evidence about gender integration in agriculture, it shares success stories, lessons learned, and good practices from coffee businesses and actors. Companies from across the sector provided samples of their work as reference for the guide, and a core group of eight individuals formed a Technical Advisory Group, which provided targeted feedback to ensure relevance of the guide’s content.

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the common measurement framework for gender in coffee 

The Common Measurement Framework (CMF) for strengthening gender equity in the coffee value chain allows coffee industry actors to learn about gender differences in their programs and supply chains. Building on the hypothesis presented above, the CMF focuses on indicators that measure conditions that inhibit full participation of both men and women and maximize effective performance of the coffee value chain. When applied over time, the CMF results will help users to learn whether their efforts to support gender equity are working and, if so, to what extent. Nearly 20 companies participated in a validation effort over the past several months, drawing on their activities in Asia, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa.