Gender-focused analysis and opportunities for upgrading within Vietnam’s smallholder pig value chains
Gender influences participation in food value chains with implications for value chain upgrading. This study investigated roles as well as differences in production activities, awareness, training and attitudes between men and women in Vietnam’s smallholder pig value chains.
In general, the study found no clear evidence of perceived gender inequality in the smallholder pig value chains in lowland Vietnam. Gendered upgrading in pig value chains should focus on improving women’s ability to access veterinary services and animal disease management and on educating relevant value chain actors about occupational health risks.