Empowering Grassroots Women Through Transformational Partnerships in Agricultural Value Chains

Stories of Change by Oxfam's GRAISEA Programme

Oxfam in Asia - GRAISEA Programme - Stories of Change - Empowering Grassroots Women through Transformational Partnerships in Agricultural Value Chains
Paper author: 
Catherine Tiongson-Intalan, Mark Vincent Aranas
Paper publication date: 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Oxfam, through the Gender Transformative and Responsible Agribusiness Investments in South East Asia (GRAISEA) programme, promotes women’s economic empowerment in agricultural value chains. The agricultural sector is heavily reliant on women workers, but these women do not have equal access to resources – only 12 percent of the three million landowners in Asia are women, for example.

Together with the Institute for Social Enterprise for Asia and its partners, GRAISEA documented the stories of women who have been empowered by partnerships in the Philippines and Thailand. This case study tells their stories and presents a set of benchmarks for how transformational partnerships can be implemented in agricultural value chains.