On 21-24 September 2014, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) together with the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) will host an African Dairy Value Chain Seminar. The discussions of the four-day event which will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi will focus on three broad topics:
i. Conducive policies to foster sustainable dairy value chain development in Africa
ii. Review and assessment of methods and tools for capacity development of dairy value chain actors
iii. Review and assessment of analytical models and tools to measure the performance of dairy value chains
In a continent where women make up more than two-third of the agricultural production and livestock contributes about 30% of the gross value of agricultural production, gender issues in the dairy sector are among the important issues that must be considered in policy options.
The seminar organizers seek to build a discussion around gender issues, and specifically invite contributions on ‘policy-relevant experiences and tools that facilitate a gender-equitable participation of actors in the dairy value chain’. Contributions relevant to policies for gender-equitable participation in dairy value chains in sub-Saharan Africa have greater chances of being selected.
View the call for contributions here for more information on how to submit your contribution and the deadline.
Visit the conference page here for detailed information about the seminar and organizers.