Unravelling value chains through participatory modelling: part 3
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Unravelling value chains through participatory modelling: part 3

We have been using the participatory system dynamics modelling technique to map out the pig and paddy value chains in Myeik and Palaw townships in southern Myanmar. Through the involvement of value chain actors in group modelling, it became evident that small-scale pig farmers are in effect ‘price takers’, exerting limited influence on the price of live pigs. Continue reading

Unravelling value chains through participatory modelling: part 2
Article / Bangladesh / Gender / India / Innovation Systems / Interview / Livelihoods / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / PIL / Research / South Asia / Value Chains

Unravelling value chains through participatory modelling: part 2

The MINI project is investigating how to increase the availability of fruits and vegetables in nutritionally vulnerable markets in Bihar, India. The barriers to this goal are numerous, ranging from the inferior prices offered to farmers in smaller markets, to the typically weaker purchasing power of rural consumers. Continue reading

Agriculture / Dairying / Gender / Gender news / ILRI / India / Interview / PIL / Women

Using the gender lens in agricultural research and development: Why does it matter?

The International Women’s day is commemorated worldwide on 8 March each year. ‘Make it happen’ is the 2015 theme. Towards this day, this blog will feature stories of partners collaborating with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in gender research. This article features Pratyusha Basu, an associate professor of geography in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Texas at El Paso, USA. Continue reading

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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

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Young women in science: Fostering their development through ILRI’s graduate fellowship program

Continuing our interview series featuring gender scientists around International Women’s Day, this post features two upcoming women scientists. We get to hear their perspectives about their career in science, and their experience in the graduate fellowship program at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Through this program which is implemented by its  capacity development unit, … Continue reading

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Meet scientists in ILRI’s Livelihoods, Gender and Impact Program: Alessandra Galiè

In the run up to the International Women’s Day commemorated on 8th March 2014, on this blog we will meet gender scientists working in the Livelihoods, Gender, Impact and Innovations Program at ILRI. Meet Alessandra Galiè, whose work focuses on the Tanzania dairy value chain.  ‘Gender analysis helps us appreciate the circumstances, priorities, needs and … Continue reading

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Meet scientists in ILRI’s Livelihoods, Gender and Impact Program: Elizabeth Waithanji

In the run up to the International Women’s Day commemorated on 8th March 2014, each week on this blog we will meet gender scientists working in the Livelihoods, Gender, Impact and Innovations Program at ILRI. This week, we meet Elizabeth Waithanji a gender scientists who worked with the program for four years until October 2013. … Continue reading