Community gender profiles across livestock production systems in Ethiopia: Implications for intervention design
The design of research and development interventions promoting gender-responsive value chains is hampered by the lack of gender disaggregated data. Data shortages in the livestock sector span multiple issues including gender roles, time allocation, access to and control over resources, economic decision-making and gender-based constraints, and value chain development opportunities. These constraints prompted recent studies to recommend the collection of gender disaggregated data to take into account intra-household division of labour, access to and control over resources and decision-making. Community gender profiles provide an understanding of the intra-community and intra-household gender relations helping the design and implementation of more effective and sustainable interventions.