This year’s International Women’s Day theme is ”Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” It is aimed at celebrating the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. At ILRI, we sought to mark the day by reflecting on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on women and the leadership strategies they are implementing to manage the situation.
This initiative builds on a renewed interest in promoting agricultural production and food security through the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), which seeks to fight poverty, end hunger and spur economic growth around the agriculture sector. Being able to understand and effect the policy changes required in the agriculture sector especially through evidence-based policy research interventions, is crucial. The CAADP therefore recognizes and emphasizes the need to strengthen capabilities, as well as the policy and institutional environments required to trigger agricultural transformation.
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) supports women in livestock development by ensuring that they benefit and are empowered through livestock. It does this by developing the capabilities of women to benefit from livestock production. Capabilities in this sense can range from developing capacities to access and use productivity technologies to developing aspirations for women to run livestock enterprises. This is in line with the institute’s strategic objective of increasing the capacity of ILRI and its key stakeholders to make better use of livestock science and investments for better lives through livestock. To enhance the capacity of its women scientists, ILRI has benefited from the African Women in Agricultural Research and D
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.
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…
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 …
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?
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.
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’.
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.