CARE (Bangladesh)

Strengthening the Dairy Value Chain in Bangladesh (SDVC), CARE Bangladesh, Bangladesh

The goal of the SDVC project is to improve the dairy-related incomes of  35,000 smallholder farmers in northwest Bangladesh. The project seeks to achieve its goal by addressing the major challenges to improving smallholder participation in the value chain, namely farmer mobilization and education, access to markets for their milk, and access to productivity-enhancing inputs.  The project assists in the formation of dairy farmer groups, selection of farmer group leaders, selection of dairy collectors and livestock health workers, and training of all those involved.

 

Key questions CARE will look at as part of GAAP

CARE fieldwork

  1. How is the project impacting key, tangible asset ownership (i.e. livestock, cash) for men and women?
  2. How is the project impacting asset disparities?
  3. How do project modalities (for example group mobilization and farmer education) impact intangible assets (such as social and human capital)?
  4. How do these impacts combine to affect household and community gender norms and women’s empowerment?
  5. What assets do male and female participants value and why?
  6. What socio-political norms or institutions impact participants’ asset acquisition and decision making?
  7. What socio-cultural and political institutions inhibit women and men’s acquisition of particular asset types?

Resources:

  • Power Point presentation from final technical workshop - January 2013
  • Project Note - "Can Dairy Value Chain Projects Change Gender Norms in Rural Bangladesh? Impacts on Assets, Gender Norms, and Time Use" - November 2013
  • Discussion Paper -  "Can Dairy Value Chain Projects Change Gender Norms in Rural Bangladesh? Impacts on Assets, Gender Norms, and Time Use" - December 2013

 

GAAP core team members working with BRAC: