Capacity strengthening / CapDev / Gender / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Innovation Systems / Research / Women

Tools and training materials to help mainstream gender in Humidtropics activities

To support mainstreaming of gender into Humidtropics research, the program developed four classroom-training modules to be used by facilitators of innovation platforms, covering: Control of Assets (CoA); Power & Decision-Making (PDM); Needs, Priorities and Perceptions (NPP); Barriers to Participation (BtP) Continue reading

Africa / ILRI / PIL / PIM / Southern Africa / Swaziland / Value Chains

Call for abstracts: International conference on livestock value chain finance and access to credit

In February 2017, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Swaziland Water and Agricultural Development Enterprise (SWADE) and the Micro Finance Unit, Swaziland (MFU) are organizing an international conference on livestock value chain finance and access to credit. Continue reading

A4NH / AHH / ILRI / Livelihoods / Livestock / Markets / Nutrition

Livestock markets, animal source foods and human nutrition: Considering program tensions, maximizing impact and avoiding harm

On 17 October 2016, Land O’Lakes International Development and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) will host a one-day in-person event in Washington DC that addresses the programmatic and operational challenges of increasing consumption of ASF in rural and producer households through market development initiatives. Continue reading

AGRF session on transforming dairy value chains in Africa: Pathways to prosperity
Africa / Animal Health / Dairying / ILRI / Kenya / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Markets / PIL / Vaccines / Value Chains

AGRF session on transforming dairy value chains in Africa: Pathways to prosperity

On 8 September 2016, the International Livestock Research Institute and partners hold a working session at the 2016 African Green Revolution Forum on transforming dairy value chains in Africa: Pathways to prosperity. Continue reading

Africa / Dairying / East Africa / ILRI / Kenya / Knowledge and Information / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / Research / Tanzania / Uganda / Value Chains

Profiling East Africa dairy project farmers – what the survey says

This report provides summary information of the farmers participating in the EADD longitudinal survey. The analysis is drawn from data gathered during the farmer recruitment survey. Section 2 of the report provides a brief on the survey methodology, while sections 3 and 4 provide regional and country specific summary statistics. Continue reading

Dairying / East Africa / ILRI / Kenya / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Markets / PIL / Uganda

East African dairy farmers using mobile phones to record yields

Smallholder dairy farmers participating in Kenya and Uganda are set to benefit from an innovative and interactive mobile-based system allowing them to effectively record farm events and gain access to productivity-enhancing information and services. Continue reading

Asia / Bangladesh / Dairying / Gender / Livestock / PIL / South Asia

Can dairy value-chain projects change gender norms in rural Bangladesh?

Value-chain projects are increasingly being used to link smallholders to markets. However, in contexts where women tend to own and control fewer assets than men, and are more likely to be involved in informal rather than formal market activities, there is potential for value-chain projects to have unintended consequences on gender dynamics. Using both quantitative … Continue reading

Gender / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / Women

Livestock and Fish program pushes gender agenda forward

As the world celebrates the International day of Rural women, the CGIAR research program on livestock and fish continues to highlight the gender agenda. The program’s gender strategy operates along a continuum of gender integration approaches, from the accommodating to the transformative, to contribute to understanding under what conditions each approach has the potential to … Continue reading

Asia / Dairying / Gender / India / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / PIM / South Asia / Value Chains / Women

Impacts of value chain development on smallholder women dairy farmers in India

In the run up to the Livestock and Fish gender working group meeting in Addis Ababa in October 2013, ILRI agro-economist Jo Cadilhon shares some ideas on the importance of gender in value chain development. I have finally realized the importance of incorporating gender into my research on value chain development. From a development perspective, … Continue reading

Gender / Gender news / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / Report / Women

Integrating gender in livestock projects and programs

Evidence from several African countries suggests that female farmers are as efficient as male farmers, but are less productive because they are denied equal access to productive inputs and human capital. If their access to these inputs were at par with men’s access, total agricultural output in these countries could increase by up to 30% … Continue reading