Nurturing young scientists to inform agricultural development, food security and nutrition policies in Kenya
Agriculture / Capacity strengthening / East Africa / Event / Kenya / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / PIL / policy / Research

Nurturing young scientists to inform agricultural development, food security and nutrition policies in Kenya

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. Continue reading

Celebrating achievements of women in livestock development at the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD@10) event
Africa / Capacity strengthening / Event / Gender / Kenya / Livelihoods / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / PIL / policy / Research / Women

Celebrating achievements of women in livestock development at the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD@10) event

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 Continue reading

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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