Gendered barriers and opportunities in milk trading in peri-urban Nairobi: Insights from a webinar presentation
Food Safety / Gender / Gender news / ILRI / Kenya / Livelihoods / LIVESTOCKCRP / PIL / Research / Value Chains / Women

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

Africa / Agriculture / Capacity strengthening / CapDev / Ethiopia / ILRI / LIVESTOCKCRP / PIL / PIM / Value Chains

Value chains learning hubs workshop: co-creating solutions for eastern and southern Africa

On 31 October and 1 November 2017, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), welcomed over 20 value chains professionals and experts in ILRI’s Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) campus to discuss the current value chains situation and to work together on defining a path forward. Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Event / Gender / Gender news / ILRI / PIL / Women

Hard numbers and soft stories: Reaching policymakers and empowering women in Africa’s agrifood value chains

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? Continue reading

Agriculture / Gender / ILRI / Launch / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Report / Women

Global food policy report calls for efforts to build evidence base on gender in agriculture

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) launched its 2012 Global Food Policy Report on 14 March 2013. This flagship report examines the major food policy developments during 2012 and covers various issues relating to global agricultural productivity, sustainable rural development and food security. The report features a chapter on women in agriculture titled “Closing … Continue reading

Agriculture / Women

Empirical evidence on gender differences in non-land agricultural inputs, technology, and services

This IFPRI report reviews empirical literature on gender differences in use, access, and adoption of nonland agricultural inputs in developing countries. It focuses on four key areas: (1) technological resources, (2) natural resources, (3) human resources, and (4) social and political capital. Download the report Continue reading

Agriculture / ILRI / PIL / Women

Gender, agriculture and assets project kicks off at ILRI

An inception workshop for the ‘Gender, Agriculture and Assets Project-GAAP” was held at the ILRI Nairobi campus from the 5 – 7th of November 2010. GAAP is a 3 year initiative of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The … Continue reading