Trading Stories: Experiences with Gender and Trade

Trading Stories: Experiences with Gender and Trade

by Marilyn Carr, Mariama Williams



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Trading Stories: Experiences with Gender and Trade by Marilyn Carr, Mariama Williams

Through twenty regional and country case studies, Trading Stories pulls together the key links between trade, gender and economic development. Ten case studies focus on the gender impacts of trade policies, detailing differential consequences on men and women; and ten focus on linking women with global markets–including FairTrade, organic, niche and mainstream markets–through a range of best practices involving government, NGOs, people’s organizations and associations, private sector and international agencies.

The book draws on three recent Commonwealth Secretariat publications on gender and trade: Gender Mainstreaming in the Multilateral Trading System; Chains of Fortune: Linking Women Producers and Workers with Global Markets; and Gender and Trade Action Guide and is a useful addition to the growing body of evidence that will help governments to effectively mainstream gender in their trade policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780850928730
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
Publication date: 05/28/2010
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Marilyn Carr is a development economist with over 25 years of experience in informal employment, small enterprise development, the impact of trade policy on poverty, and choice and dissemination of technology.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Acronyms and Abbreviations ix

Introduction Marilyn Carr 1

Part 1 The Impact of Trade on Women

1 Introduction to Part One Mariama Williams 7

Import Liberalisation

2 A Bitter Pill to Swallow: The Effects of Tariff Reductions on Sugar in Kenya Yves Conze Mariama Williams 15

3 Profits Fly the Coop: Gender Impacts of Trade Liberalisation on the Jamaican Poultry Industry Carol Narcisse 27

Preference Gain and Loss

4 Can it be Mended? Kenya and the MFA Phase-out Paul Kamau 41

5 Knitting it Together: India and the MFA Phase-out Pramod Dev 55

6 A Stitch in Time? AGOA and Lesotho's Clothing Sector Mariama Williams Marilyn Carr 65

7 Slipping on a Peel: The Effects of Changing Trade Regimes on the St Lucia Banana Industry Carol Narcisse 75

Service Liberalisation

8 Moving Forwards, Falling Backwards: GATS and the Migration of Skilled Professionals from the Caribbean Carol Narcisse 89

9 Digitalising It: Women and Trade in ICT in Developing Countries Mariama Williams Carol Narcisse 101

Non-Tariff Trade Barriers

10 Packaged to Perfection: The SPS Agreement and Aquaculture in Bangladesh Marilyn Carr Sanae Ito 117

11 Sitting on the Docks: The SPS Agreement and the Fish Industry in Uganda May Sengendo 125

12 Lessons Learned from Part One Mariama Williams 133

Part 2 Linking Women with Export Markets

13 Introduction to Part Two Marilyn Carr 145

Traditional Primary Products

14 Raising the Bar on Chocolate: Cocoa Farmers in Ghana Shape the Future Pauline Tiffen 153

15 Cultivating Organic Coffee: Challenges for Small Farmers in Jamaica Dorienne Rowan-Campbell 165

16 Corporate Responsibility and the Cashew Nut Industry: Examples from India and Mozambique Adapted Nazneen Kanji Marilyn Carr 173

New Export Markets

17 Swazi Secrets: Indigenous Products in the Global Marketplace Nontokozo Nemarundwe Maideyi Kutambura Lucy Welford Itai Chibaya 185

18 A Beautiful Business: The Case of Pure Fiji Compiled by marilyn carr from material supplied by Pure Fiji 195

19 Trade is Blooming: The Case of Ramesh Flowers in India Amit Lodha 203

20 Making Money from Honey: Linking Rural Ugandan Women with Export Markets Rachel Nadelman Sarah Silliman Marilyn Carr 209

Manufactured Exports

21 Toehold in India: Women Artisans Exporting Leather Sandals Madhura Chatrapathy 225

22 Stitching Local to Global: SEWA Trade Facilitation Centre Reema Nanavaty Mona Dave 233

23 Communications and Commerce: The Role of ICT in Linking Women Entrepreneurs with Global Markets Nidhi Tandon Giséle Yitamben 243

24 Lessons Learned from Part Two Marilyn Carr 253

About the Contributors 261

Index 271


3.1 Women and backyard poultry farming 29

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