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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

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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

Webinar: Closing the gender data gap for agricultural policy and investment
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Webinar: Closing the gender data gap for agricultural policy and investment

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
How can women achieve equality if there remains a gap in the data available for policy and investment decisions?  The Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP) has the pleasure to invite you to a webinar:  Closing the gender data gap for agricultural policy and investment Date: 4 October 2016 Time: 15.30…

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Mindy Spyker joins ILRI as graduate fellow in the Livestock, gender and impact program

Mindy Spyker has joined the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) as a US Borlaug Fellow in Global Food Security for the next five months under the Livelihoods, gender and impact (LGI) program. Spyker is a masters student at the University of South Florida in the field of public health. Her research interests are nutrition, mothers … Continue reading

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RISING voices: Annet Mulema, gender specialist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Ethiopia

Africa RISING Annet Mulema, gender specialist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), introduces herself and her work with the program. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in Africa RISING. Tell us about your background I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture awarded by Makerere University, in Kampala, a master’s … Continue reading

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Women’s contribution to feeding the world and conserving biodiversity celebrated at Expo Milano 2015

Since 1 May 2015, the Italian Government has been hosting the Expo Milano 2015 exhibition that will run for a period of six months up to 31 October 2015. The exhibition, which is themed ‘Feeding the planet: energy for life’, has attracted more than 140 countries to showcase their technology and exchange ideas on guaranteeing healthy, safe and sufficient … Continue reading

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Gender in delivery of contagious bovine pleuropneumonia vaccine: Lessons from Kenya

Scientists at ILRI carried out a socioeconomic study, to answer several questions on the delivery of the CBPP vaccine in North Eastern Kenya. A recently published paper, based on the study findings, reports that gendered division of cattle associated roles and responsibilities has produced different and complementary types of knowledge on CBPP by women and men. Continue reading