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New guide outlines options for integrating gender equity and social inclusion in low-emissions dairy production interventions

A recently published research report highlights that in order to appropriately address gender and socially inclusive development in the Kenyan dairy sector, any intervention must take into consideration the substantive cultural gender issues that are at play at both the household and producer organization levels. Continue reading

Agriculture / CCAFS / Climate Change / Gender / Gender news / Women

New papers explore gender-inclusive climate adaptation strategies

Articles featured in a special edition of the journal of Gender, Technology and Development demonstrate that providing women with engagement opportunities and adaptation resources will greatly reduce the variance in agricultural productivity between men and women, which currently range from four to 25 percent globally. Continue reading

Agriculture / Climate Change / Dairying / Gender / PIL / SLS / Tanzania

Itumeleng Mafatshe joins ILRI as a graduate fellow

Itumeleng Mafatshe is an MSc. Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security student at the National University of Ireland Galway. She has recently joined the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) as a graduate fellow for three months under two programs: Livelihoods, Gender and Impact (LGI) and the Livestock Systems and Environment (LSE). Mafatshe has a background … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day 2016: What issues are central to agricultural development for women?

Empowering rural women, especially in Africa, is vital to enabling poor and vulnerable people to improve their livelihoods, increase their household incomes, overcome poverty and build resilience to impacts of climate change. Continue reading

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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

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Gender and climate change in crop-livestock systems

  A new short research activity on ‘Gender and climate-risk consideration for research on crop-livestock systems in Africa’ that aims to consolidate and advance current thinking about issues associated with gender and climate change in Africa, and to lay the foundation for research on the development of gender-sensitive regional and local innovation systems in African … Continue reading