Gendered barriers and opportunities in milk trading in peri-urban Nairobi: Insights from a webinar presentation
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Gendered barriers and opportunities in milk trading in peri-urban Nairobi: Insights from a webinar presentation

The key findings indicate that milk business is more lucrative for men than for women due to gender-based constraints faced by women milk traders. For instance, access to and purchase of milk from producers is mainly favourable to men due to cultural norms that hinder women such as inability to travel to remote areas due to house chores and inappropriate means of transport (mainly motorbikes). Continue reading

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Celebrating International Women’s Day: gendered challenges and opportunities in livestock value chains

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 … 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

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Meet scientists in ILRI’s Livelihoods, Gender and Impact Program: Kathy Colverson

As we approach 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 Kathleen Earl Colverson, a senior gender scientist in the program, with more than twenty years’ experience in gender research. … Continue reading

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A leader who has added great value to ILRI and many individuals: Praise for Jemimah Njuki

After 9 years with the CGIAR Jemimah Njuki,  a social scientists and the outgoing team leader of  the Poverty, Gender and Impact team stretches her wings to other heights! The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) team that she has been working with and leaves behind to continue working on gender issues had this to say … Continue reading