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AgriGender report available

A workshop entitled Gender and market-oriented agriculture: From research to practice (AgriGender 2011) was organized by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the IPMS project from 31 January to 2 February 2011 in Addis Ababa to share the experiences of integrating gender in initiatives promoting market-oriented agriculture. Download the report Continue reading

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Perspectives on gender and market-oriented agriculture

In February 2011, researchers, development practitioners, donors and policymakers working in Africa and Asia gathered at the Gender and Market-oriented Agriculture workshop in Addis Ababa, organised by ILRI, to discuss ways of enabling women to participate in and benefit from agricultural markets. Several participants offered New Agriculturist their points of view. Why is gender important? … Continue reading

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Designing rural interventions to benefit women

Last month, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) hosted a workshop on gender and market oriented agriculture. In this video, ILRI’s Ranjitha Puskur describes the challenges of designing and implementing agricultural programs that put money into the pockets of poor rural women. She argues that most developing-country women have little control over how the farm … Continue reading

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Gender takes center stage in ILRI projects

Last month, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) hosted a workshop on gender and market oriented agriculture. In this video, ILRI’s Ranjitha Puskur explains why gender is important in ILRI’s projects, and that training and development interventions need to serve the interests of men as well as women. Continue reading

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Reporting the gender and market oriented agriculture workshop

Last week, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) hosted a workshop on gender and market oriented agriculture. Scientists, researchers, gender experts, and development practitioners from the government, donors as well as non-governmental and international organizations, attended the workshop. View the meeting outputs online: News items and blog posts Powerpoint presentations on Slideshare Photos on Flickr Continue reading

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Five lessons to integrate gender in market-oriented agriculture

Last week, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) hosted a workshop on gender and market oriented agriculture. In this video, we talked to Ann Waters Bayer about the whole issue of gender and livestock value chains: She identified five key lessons that we should follow: First, do a proper gender analysis with each project, activity, … Continue reading

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AgriGender workshop: Common threads

At the AgriGender workshop closing, ILRI’s Dirk Hoekstra presented his observations and reflections on the Workshop. As captured by Susan MacMillan, these were: The presentations of case studies at this workshop demonstrate that the agricultural roles that women play differ greatly by country and culture. We have started to accumulate a lot of useful gender … Continue reading

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Putting money in the pockets of men AND women

As yesterday’s first morning at the AgriGender 2011 workshop wrapped up, we found ourselves reflecting on the four presentations, all emphasizing the critical role of women in market-led agriculture. One common thread shared by all four presenters was the need to address BOTH men and women simultaneously, to increase women’s decision-making roles. Besides the presenters, … Continue reading

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Introducing the AgriGender 2011 Workshop

This week, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) hosts a workshop on gender and market oriented agriculture. In this video (listen to the audio only), two of the meeting organizers – Jemimah Njuki and Ranjitha Puskur – introduce the aims and anticipated outcomes of the workshop: Follow the workshop: News blog Presentations Photos Google Continue reading

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Promoting gender equality and empowering women through livestock

Speaking at the AgriGender 2011 workshop in Addis Ababa this week, Ann Waters Bayer shared 5 major lessons on ‘promoting gender equality and empowering women through livestock’: We CAN improve gender equality through livestock, by: – Focusing on women – Strengthening local women’s organizations – Recognizing women’s innovativeness – Improving women’s and girls’ access to … Continue reading