Agriculture / ILRI / Markets / Women

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

Agriculture / ILRI / Livestock / Women

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


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

ILRI / Markets / Women

Ethiopia State Minister opens the gender and market-oriented agriculture workshop

Address by Ato Wondirad Mandefro, State Minister of Agriculture, Ethiopia to the Workshop on Gender and Market-Oriented Agriculture held at the ILRI Campus, Addis Ababa, 31st January to 2nd February 2011. Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen: It is a privilege and honor to welcome you all to Ethiopia from different parts of the world including … Continue reading

Agriculture / ILRI / IPMS / Livestock / Markets / PIL / Women

Gender and market-oriented agriculture: From research to practice

From 31 January to 2 February 2011, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) hosts an AgriGender 2011 workshop and field trip. The workshop will bring together agricultural researchers, development practitioners, donor representatives and policymakers who are working in Africa and other regions to give women greater access to markets and value chains. The global dialogue … Continue reading