Disease Control / East Africa / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / Publication / Report

Assessing the uptake and disease impact of Napier grass in Kenya

Napier grass contributes about 40% of the total fodder given to livestock in Kenya, which highlights its importance in livestock production in the country. A study was undertaken to evaluate the performance of two Napier grass varieties in terms of their disease tolerance, to assess the dissemination pattern of the new varieties and to estimate the current status of both smut and stunt diseases. Continue reading

Africa / Agriculture / Dairying / Event / Gender / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / PIM / Value Chains

Call for papers: policies for gender-equitable participation in dairy value chains in Sub-Saharan Africa

On 21-24 September 2014, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) together with the Technical Centre for Agriculture and rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) will host an African Dairy Value Chain Seminar. Continue reading

East Africa / Event / Gender / Gender news / ILRI / PIL / Value Chains / Women

Adapting the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index to include rights can improve assessment of empowerment

A strategy combining activities that will simultaneously enhance livelihood and rights capabilities of target beneficiaries of development interventions appears to be a most  effective way of empowering women. The strategy is also applicable for other marginalized groups. This strategy was the focus of discussions at a day-long workshop on integrating rights into livestock microcredit and … Continue reading