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Value chains learning hubs workshop: co-creating solutions for eastern and southern Africa

On 31 October and 1 November 2017, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), welcomed over 20 value chains professionals and experts in ILRI’s Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) campus to discuss the current value chains situation and to work together on defining a path forward. Continue reading

Africa / East Africa / Ethiopia / Gender / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Livelihoods / PIL / WLE

Stakeholder involvement, knowledge, and gender norms key for effective rainwater management

A three-year Nile Basin Development Challenge Program running from 2010-2013 piloted an integrated RWM approach that combined technologies/practices, policies and institutions and involved multiple stakeholders. Researchers from ILRI conducted a study to establish the effect of this integrated RWM approach on stakeholders’ knowledge, attitudes, skills and practices. Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Article / East Africa / Ethiopia / Gender / Gender news / Latin America / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nicaragua / PIL / Tanzania / Value Chains / Women

Gender perceptions of resource ownership and their implications for food security among rural livestock owners

A newly published paper discusses the variability of local understanding of ownership based on seven areas related to livestock farming. This variability has significant implications on intra-household roles, decision-making and ultimately food security. Continue reading

Agriculture / Article / Ethiopia / Event / Gender / Gender news / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Interview / PIL

Solving gender issue – solving food security

Kathleen Earl Coverson has served as senior gender scientist for the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and currently works as associate director for international programs at the University of Florida. A journalist with The Reporter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, caught up with her while she was conducting the workshop at ILRI campus during which she shared … Continue reading

Africa / East Africa / Ethiopia / Gender / Gender news / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / Value Chains / Women

Engendering value chain analysis in the small ruminant value chain in Ethiopia: Challenges in collecting gender disaggregated data

Gender is a critical component of the farming system, and women play a significant role in agricultural and livestock value chains. Nevertheless, it is reported that gender issues have been overlooked in most value chains. To address this issue, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) gender scientists organized and conducted a rapid small ruminant value chain analysis in the eight action sites of CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish in Ethiopia. Continue reading