The livestock master plan process supports countries to develop a livestock sector strategy and livestock commodity specific roadmaps using a set of analytical tools. The livestock master plan is then incorporated in national agriculture investment plans.
This initiative builds on a renewed interest in promoting agricultural production and food security through the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), which seeks to fight poverty, end hunger and spur economic growth around the agriculture sector. Being able to understand and effect the policy changes required in the agriculture sector especially through evidence-based policy research interventions, is crucial. The CAADP therefore recognizes and emphasizes the need to strengthen capabilities, as well as the policy and institutional environments required to trigger agricultural transformation.
To achieve more gender-equitable goals, our development partners also need to be aware of how undertaking gender-sensitive actions could lead to a more equitable society. Policymakers are key partners in this process as they can orient government programs and donor projects towards more gender-equitable objectives. Yet, how can we make sure that policymakers become interested gender-equity and recognize its importance?
A ‘tag cloud’ snapshot of terms used most in a CGIAR Gender & Diversity e-consultation as of 24 Aug 2011 (photo from Flickr by Nancy White). As part of the efforts to generate evidence on gender and agriculture – including livestock – to inform policy and practice, the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System …