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.
To address the totality of nutrition (including equal distribution and uptake of nutritional foods) and encourage sustainable practices and consumption patterns, AVCD dairy is implementing behavior change communication strategies to the nutritional status of women and children in Kenya.
Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
The western region of Kenya is not a traditional dairy production area, albeit having substantial resources that can support dairying. The region has, in the past, been left out of most dairy development initiatives in the country and its potential to contribute to the dairy sector, which accounts for 8% of Kenya’s GDP,…
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 …
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.
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.
In the East Africa Dairy Development (EADD), a regional project that is helping farmers boost milk and dairy production in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, smallholder dairy farmers who are part of the project’s dairy hubs are set to benefit from an innovative and interactive mobile-based system that allows them to effectively record farm events and have access to information and services that help them enhance the productivity of their livestock.
A newly published article reports that increased workload from dairy intensification, especially in medium-intensity households could negatively impact women’s time use and affect caregiving activities and child nutrition.
The International Women’s day is commemorated worldwide on 8 March each year. ‘Make it happen’ is the 2015 theme. Towards this day, this blog will feature stories of partners collaborating with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in gender research. This article features Pratyusha Basu, an associate professor of geography in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Texas at El Paso, USA.
The livestock sector is one of the drivers of poverty reduction in developing countries owing to its contribution to agricultural employment, its role in the economic welfare of rural families as well as the nutritional importance of food products of animal origin. Consequently, increasing livestock productivity and production is one of the major means of …