Agriculture / East Africa / ILRI / Value Chains / Women

Advancing agri-practice: Adding value for women

The ‘Advancing agri-practice: Adding value for women’ workshop was held at the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya on 23-24 May, 2011. Cosponsored by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), this event provided a unique forum for practitioners and researchers working on agricultural … Continue reading

Agriculture / ILRI / PIL / Women

Gender, agriculture and assets project kicks off at ILRI

An inception workshop for the ‘Gender, Agriculture and Assets Project-GAAP” was held at the ILRI Nairobi campus from the 5 – 7th of November 2010. GAAP is a 3 year initiative of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The … Continue reading


How best to address gender issues for increasing livestock and fish productivity for global food security?

As part of the consultations for the proposed CGIAR Mega Program on livestock and fish, we are looking for feedback and comments on the proposed strategy to address gender issues as part of the Mega Program. We invite your comments on the overall gender strategy and responses to the four questions outlined below: 1. Is … Continue reading

Agriculture / Gender / ILRI / IPMS / Markets / PIL / Women

Workshop on gender and market-oriented agriculture: Research to practice

A Workshop on Gender and Market-oriented Agriculture 2011 (AgriGender 2011): Research to Practice 31st January-2nd February, 2011: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Working with women farmers and entrepreneurs shows time and again that, women are essential to economic development, especially in rural and agricultural economies but also that they face specific constraints. There are multiple efforts by … Continue reading

Agriculture / Women

Engendering agricultural research

At the Global Conferences on Agricultural Research for Development (G CARD) in Montpellier France, IFPRI’s Ruth Meinzen Dick presented a paper on ‘Engendering Agricultural Research.’ The authors argue; “If gender is not fully accounted for in agricultural research and development, it will be impossible to meet the food needs of future populations or ensure that … Continue reading