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How can women empowerment through livestock value chains enhance maternal and child nutrition in Northern Kenya?

At last week’s National Food and Nutrition Symposium held at the Kenya School of Government, Jennifer Adere, a Nutrition Specialist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) presented a background study that sought to understand the pathways through which livestock influence women’s empowerment and maternal and child nutrition. 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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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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Hard numbers and soft stories: Reaching policymakers and empowering women in Africa’s agrifood value chains

To achieve more gender-equitable goals, our development partners also need to be aware of how undertaking gender-sensitive actions could lead to a more equitable society. Policymakers are key partners in this process as they can orient government programs and donor projects towards more gender-equitable objectives. Yet, how can we make sure that policymakers become interested gender-equity and recognize its importance? Continue reading

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Celebrating International Women’s Day: How ILRI is making it happen for women

To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, we share selected outputs that demonstrate how the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is making it happen for women. View our storify collection of blog posts, publications and videos highlighting gender in agricultural development research at ILRI. Continue reading

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Interactive research with smallholder farmers is key: ILRI scientist emphasizes at a regional share fair in Nairobi

At a regional Share fair on Rural Women’s Technologies held in Nairobi on 15-17 October, 2014, ILRI’S Isabelle Baltenweck was a panelist during a Round Table Dialogue on ‘Farmer-Research Linkages for Food and Nutrition Security Impacts at Scale’. Continue reading

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ILRI scientists participate in the African dairy conference

Two senior agricultural economists with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) were among the speakers during the 10th African Dairy conference and Exhibition held in Nairobi on 24 to 26 September 2014, during which they shared on dairy production and the policy and economic issues facing the dairy sector. Continue reading