Summary of gender baseline study in Nghia Trung, Vietnam


Nong Lam University Team

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Nong Lam University

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


The objectives of this project is to explore the role of women and women organization in vegetable production and agro-forestry enterprises. A gender survey questionnaire was developed to collect important information needed for gender analysis for identifying women s roles in farming and marketing. The survey was completed with interviews of key informants and group discussions to collect information and gather data on gender issues in agricultural production and marketing, structure and performance of the Women Association. The results revealed:

-Both men and women are involved in most farming activities -Women are the dominant labor force in home gardens -The division of labor between mend and women varies by types of crops and farming activities -Men and women have equal roles in income generation -Women spend much more time than men on unpaid household works -Women rarely participate in agricultural training and extension activities -Intensified vegetable production/VAT at home gardens may serve as a means to increase participation of women in SANREM training, in addition to income, nutritional and ecological benefits from home gardens

-Women s Association could be a vehicle for group training of women in home garden vegetable production/ VAT

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Presented at the second annual TMPEGS-Vietnam meeting, Nong Lam University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, June 2007

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