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Youth, Women, and Market Systems Development in Agriculture and Supporting Markets: Landscape Analysis and Case Studies Report

This report contains a landscape analysis and four case studies to explore the intended and unintended consequences of market systems development approaches to youth’s and women’s inclusion in agriculture and supporting markets.


This landscape analysis examines the following issues:

  • What gender- and youth-specific constraints and opportunities market systems development (MSD) programs in agriculture and supporting markets have identified; 
  • Whether and how MSD approaches have been able to address gender and youth issues; and
  • What have been the impacts or outcomes of gender- and youth-targeted MSD approaches, including results, shortcomings, and positive and negative unintended consequences.