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Solving gender issue – solving food security

Kathleen Earl Coverson has served as senior gender scientist for the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and currently works as associate director for international programs at the University of Florida. A journalist with The Reporter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, caught up with her while she was conducting the workshop at ILRI campus during which she shared … Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Dairying / Event / Gender / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / PIM / Value Chains

Call for papers: policies for gender-equitable participation in dairy value chains in Sub-Saharan Africa

On 21-24 September 2014, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) together with the Technical Centre for Agriculture and rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) will host an African Dairy Value Chain Seminar. Continue reading

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ILRI gender scientists facilitate a training workshop on ‘gender in agricultural research’ in Mozambique

On 11-13 March 2014, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) gender scientists in the Livelihoods, Gender and Impact program, Kathleen Colverson and Alessandra Galie, took the lead in facilitating a workshop on “Promoting Equal Access to Resources and Opportunities in Agriculture for Men and Women”. The training workshop was held at the Agricultural Research Institute of Mozambique … Continue reading

East Africa / Event / Gender / Gender news / ILRI / PIL / Value Chains / Women

Adapting the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index to include rights can improve assessment of empowerment

A strategy combining activities that will simultaneously enhance livelihood and rights capabilities of target beneficiaries of development interventions appears to be a most  effective way of empowering women. The strategy is also applicable for other marginalized groups. This strategy was the focus of discussions at a day-long workshop on integrating rights into livestock microcredit and … Continue reading

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Gender experts meet to develop strategies to integrate livelihoods and rights in women’s empowerment programs

On 25 February 2013, some 25 gender researchers, development practitioners and women’s rights advocates will meet at the Nairobi campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) for a day-long workshop to discuss practical ways of simultaneously integrating economic development and rights in programs aimed at empowering women. This integrated approach will improve the impacts … Continue reading

Agriculture / Event / Women

The topography of money and networks of exchange between Maasai women: Seminar presentation

Julia Bailey, a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at McGill University will on Thursday 25 October 2012, be giving a seminar at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Nairobi. Bailey holds a Masters’ degree in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research interests include gender and social … Continue reading

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FAO-ILRI training helps Africa livestock specialists address gender issues in their daily work

In November 2011, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) joined with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to run a training workshop on integrating gender in livestock projects and programs for FAO country livestock officers and partners. We interviewed the two FAO people responsible for the workshop: Raffaele Mattioli and Francesca Distefano: Watch the interview … Continue reading

Africa / Climate Change / Crop-Livestock / Event / Livestock / PIL / Report / Women

Gender to be incorporated into climate-resilient crop-livestock systems

Climate change is a serious threat to sustainable development. It affects and impacts various regions, generations, gender and other classifications differently. Men and women face different climate change impacts because they perform different tasks, have different access to and control over assets and have different sets of knowledge and skills based on their distinct roles … Continue reading