The majority of agricultural production systems are structured by gender roles and responsibilities, and as a consequence, any attempt to intervene in value chains will affect gender relations in some way. This will inevitably have wider consequences for value chain effectiveness and efficiency”. Gender justice is valuable in itself, but pursuing it can be what the World Bank calls “smart economics”.Read more
The Solomon Islands is culturally diverse with 75 language groups spread over 992 mountainous islands and coral atolls covering approximately 28,000 km. Around 85% of the approximately 625,000 Solomon Islanders depend on subsistence and local market farming for their food and nutrition security. In the Solomon Islands the agricultural sector is the most important sector for the economy, it accounts for approximately 16% of the GDP. In the Solomon Islands, 33% of children under the age of 5 years are malnourished, and nearly half are anaemic. Some 93.6% of islanders consumed less than the recommended five servings of fruit and vegetables.
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