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.
Empowering rural women, especially in Africa, is vital to enabling poor and vulnerable people to improve their livelihoods, increase their household incomes, overcome poverty and build resilience to impacts of climate change.
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.
Women and livestock The role of women in agricultural production cannot be overstated. As articulated in this infographic, half of all farmers in the developing world are women. The need to bridge the gender gap in agriculture has been well highlighted in reports and studies including this FAO report on building the gender gap in …