Gender / Gender news / PIL / Report / Women

Closing the gender gap in agriculture: A trainer’s manual

While women are the primary agricultural labour force throughout the world, the analysis and incorporation of gender issues is rarely included in agricultural development work. To close this ‘gender gap’ ILRI Program Leader Kathleen E. Colverson has produced this manual to help people increase awareness of gender issues related to agricultural production systems. The manual … Continue reading

Event / Film and Video / Gender news / Women

FAO-ILRI training helps Africa livestock specialists address gender issues in their daily work

In November 2011, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) joined with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to run a training workshop on integrating gender in livestock projects and programs for FAO country livestock officers and partners. We interviewed the two FAO people responsible for the workshop: Raffaele Mattioli and Francesca Distefano: Watch the interview … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / ILRI / Livestock / PIL / Women

Animal assets empower women in developing countries

Jemimah Njuki leads the Poverty Gender and Impact team at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). In this short film she explains her belief that farm animals are one way for poor women to make money, feed their families better and educate their children. “Owning animal assets gives women power” says Njuki, “… and this … Continue reading

Agriculture / Women

ICTs and empowerment of Indian rural women: What can we learn?

This paper from the Centre for Research on Innovation and Science Policy (CRISP) explores the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in empowering Indian rural women. The authors conclude that, while most of the ICT initiatives are disseminating new information and knowledge useful for rural women, many are not able to make use of … Continue reading

ILRI / Livestock / Markets / Women

Five lessons to integrate gender in market-oriented agriculture

Last week, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) hosted a workshop on gender and market oriented agriculture. In this video, we talked to Ann Waters Bayer about the whole issue of gender and livestock value chains: She identified five key lessons that we should follow: First, do a proper gender analysis with each project, activity, … Continue reading

Agriculture / Livestock / Women

Gender, livestock and livelihood indicators

This guide is a reference point for some of the important indicators that ILRI can use to monitor the changing role of livestock in livelihoods in different production systems and the impact of livestock-related interventions. Currently, the indicators are designed for data collection at household level and for integration into household surveys. In deriving these … Continue reading

Agriculture / ILRI / Livestock / Women

Livestock and women’s livelihoods: The recent evidence

This ILRI discussion paper synthesises evidence of the contributions that livestock make to the livelihoods of poor women in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia and identifies factors that enhance or constrain livestock-related opportunities for women. We apply a gender lens to three livestock-related pathways out of poverty—securing, building and safeguarding livestock assets; increasing and sustaining … Continue reading