Gender news

Livestock and fish program gender strategy output deliverables

The Livestock and Fish Research Program formally adopted a gender strategy in May 2013 which adopts both Accommodative and Transformative approaches to design interventions that seek to facilitate movement around a more gender equal society. To achieve this, the strategy looks at an overall gender responsive outcome of the program’s research, which will be achieved … Continue reading

Agriculture / Gender news / Publication

Reducing the gender gap in agricultural extension and advisory services

A mixed producer group on gender issues related to income sources, household expenditures and decision taking being trained (photo credit: ILRI/Birgit Boogaard) A discussion paper titled ‘Reducing the gender gap in agricultural extension and advisory services: how to find the best fit for men and women farmers’, authored by among others, International Livestock Research Institute … Continue reading

Women

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Yulita Cosmas, a chicken farmer in central Malawi, with one of her hens (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). A publication, ‘Understanding and Integrating Gender Issues into Livestock Projects and Programmes: A Checklist for Practitioners’, from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is due to be published soon. It is…

Agriculture / Event / Women

The topography of money and networks of exchange between Maasai women: Seminar presentation

Julia Bailey, a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at McGill University will on Thursday 25 October 2012, be giving a seminar at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Nairobi. Bailey holds a Masters’ degree in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research interests include gender and social … Continue reading

Asia / Markets / Project / Women

The more the butter in the milk, the more the money per kilo for the Buruj dairy farmer

As part of the IFPRI-ILRI Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project (GAAP), Elizabeth (Liz) Waithanji from the Poverty Gender and Impacts (PGI) team of the ILRI Markets, Gender and Livelihoods Theme visited Care Bangladesh Strengthening the Dairy Value Chain (SDVC) Project in Bangladesh between June 25th and July 2nd 2012. Among the activities she conducted was … Continue reading

Asia / Markets / Project / Women

We have no control over resources, but we are trying to buy assets that we can own and control: Eventually we shall attain the power that we desire to have

As part of the IFPRI-ILRI Gender, Agriculture, and Asset Project (GAAP), Elizabeth (Liz) Waithanji from the Poverty Gender and Impacts (PGI) team of the ILRI Markets, Gender and Livelihoods Theme visited Care Bangladesh Strengthening the Dairy Value Chain (SDVC) Project in Bangladesh between June 25th and July 2nd 2012. Among the activities she conducted were … Continue reading

Project / Women

Innovative women’s empowerment in agriculture index training

Greg Seymour, a PhD (Economics) student from the American University will be visiting the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Nairobi campus to train the Poverty Gender and Innovations (PGI) and development partner technical teams involved with the Ford Foundation funded intra-household study entitled, “Evaluating the impacts of livestock and aquaculture micro-credit and value chain programs … Continue reading

Africa / Award / PIL / Women

Petra Saghir successfully completes her AWARD attachment at ILRI

‘Making visible what is currently not visible: Experiences on generating evidence based results on integrating gender issues in project’ was the title of Petra Saghir’s presentation. Petra an African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) fellow attached to the Poverty Gender and Impacts (PGI) team of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Markets, Gender … Continue reading

Africa / Climate Change / Crop-Livestock / Event / Livestock / PIL / Report / Women

Gender to be incorporated into climate-resilient crop-livestock systems

Climate change is a serious threat to sustainable development. It affects and impacts various regions, generations, gender and other classifications differently. Men and women face different climate change impacts because they perform different tasks, have different access to and control over assets and have different sets of knowledge and skills based on their distinct roles … Continue reading

Agriculture / Gender news

Launch of the 2012 – 2013 Africa-wide Women and Young Professionals in Science competitions

‘The CTA/ FARA/IFS/ ANAFE/ RUFORUM consortium, in collaboration with AGRA and NPCA, is pleased to announce the launch of its 2012-2013 Africa-wide women and young professionals in science competitions. With a population of approximately 1.03 billion in 2011, and a growth rate of 24 million per annum, Africa’s population is expected to double by 2050. … Continue reading