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Huge potential in commercializing the smallholder goat sector in India

Originally posted on ILRI Asia:
According to a report undertaken by the International Livestock Research Institute report on ‘commercializing the smallholder goat sector in India’, there is huge potential to enhance the livelihoods of and business opportunities for poor farmers in the rural areas of the states of Bihar, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh. Key recommendations…

Asia / Bangladesh / Dairying / Gender / Livestock / PIL / South Asia

Can dairy value-chain projects change gender norms in rural Bangladesh?

Value-chain projects are increasingly being used to link smallholders to markets. However, in contexts where women tend to own and control fewer assets than men, and are more likely to be involved in informal rather than formal market activities, there is potential for value-chain projects to have unintended consequences on gender dynamics. Using both quantitative … Continue reading

Asia / Dairying / Gender / India / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / PIM / South Asia / Value Chains / Women

Impacts of value chain development on smallholder women dairy farmers in India

In the run up to the Livestock and Fish gender working group meeting in Addis Ababa in October 2013, ILRI agro-economist Jo Cadilhon shares some ideas on the importance of gender in value chain development. I have finally realized the importance of incorporating gender into my research on value chain development. From a development perspective, … Continue reading

Asia / Markets / Project / Women

The more the butter in the milk, the more the money per kilo for the Buruj dairy farmer

As part of the IFPRI-ILRI Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project (GAAP), Elizabeth (Liz) Waithanji from the Poverty Gender and Impacts (PGI) team of the ILRI Markets, Gender and Livelihoods Theme visited Care Bangladesh Strengthening the Dairy Value Chain (SDVC) Project in Bangladesh between June 25th and July 2nd 2012. Among the activities she conducted was … Continue reading

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We have no control over resources, but we are trying to buy assets that we can own and control: Eventually we shall attain the power that we desire to have

As part of the IFPRI-ILRI Gender, Agriculture, and Asset Project (GAAP), Elizabeth (Liz) Waithanji from the Poverty Gender and Impacts (PGI) team of the ILRI Markets, Gender and Livelihoods Theme visited Care Bangladesh Strengthening the Dairy Value Chain (SDVC) Project in Bangladesh between June 25th and July 2nd 2012. Among the activities she conducted were … Continue reading

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Global Conference on Women in Agriculture

Petra Saghir extreme left, an African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Fellow with the Poverty, Gender and Impact team at ILRI at the conference ((photo credit: ILRI/Jemimah Njuki The First Global Conference on Women in Agriculture (GCWA), was held on March 13-15 in New Delhi, India.  Petra Saghir and Jemimah Njuki, both from … Continue reading