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International Women’s Day 2016: What issues are central to agricultural development for women?

Empowering rural women, especially in Africa, is vital to enabling poor and vulnerable people to improve their livelihoods, increase their household incomes, overcome poverty and build resilience to impacts of climate change. Continue reading

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Celebrating International Women’s Day: How ILRI is making it happen for women

To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, we share selected outputs that demonstrate how the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is making it happen for women. View our storify collection of blog posts, publications and videos highlighting gender in agricultural development research at ILRI. Continue reading

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Gender perceptions of resource ownership and their implications for food security among rural livestock owners

A newly published paper discusses the variability of local understanding of ownership based on seven areas related to livestock farming. This variability has significant implications on intra-household roles, decision-making and ultimately food security. Continue reading

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Using the gender lens in agricultural research and development: Why does it matter?

The International Women’s day is commemorated worldwide on 8 March each year. ‘Make it happen’ is the 2015 theme. Towards this day, this blog will feature stories of partners collaborating with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in gender research. This article features Pratyusha Basu, an associate professor of geography in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Texas at El Paso, USA. Continue reading