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Smallholder farmers’ perceptions of adopting improved diets for pigs in Uganda

Recent study by ILRI shows that pig ownership and labour investment by women in male-headed households did not guarantee that women made decisions or benefited from pig-enterprise income. The threat of domestic violence also inhibited their decision-making ability. Continue reading

Crop-Livestock / East Africa / Goats / ILRI / Impact Assessment / Intensification / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / Small Ruminants / Southern Africa / Tanzania

What was the impact of dairy goats distributed by the crop-goat project in Tanzania?

This poster, produced for the Tropentag 2016 conference, highlights findings from an evaluation of the impacts of introducing dairy goats on income, assets and food consumption in Morogoro region. Continue reading

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New study explores links between dairy intensification, women’s decision-making, time use and child nutrition

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. Continue reading

Africa / East Africa / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Intensification / Kenya / PIL / Research

Farming system patterns: Cluster analysis from a Humidtropics baseline survey in Western Kenya

At this week’s international conference on Integrated Systems Research for Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture, Randall Ritzema presented a poster on behalf of colleagues about farming system patterns – a cluster analysis from the Humidtropics baseline survey in Western Kenya. Continue reading