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During 2017, with generous support from the Global Coffee Platform and input from numerous industry allies, PGE developed two tools to support businesses to take action to advance gender equity in the global coffee sector.
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.
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.