Celebrating achievements of women in livestock development at the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD@10) event
Africa / Capacity strengthening / Event / Gender / Kenya / Livelihoods / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / PIL / policy / Research / Women

Celebrating achievements of women in livestock development at the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD@10) event

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) supports women in livestock development by ensuring that they benefit and are empowered through livestock. It does this by developing the capabilities of women to benefit from livestock production. Capabilities in this sense can range from developing capacities to access and use productivity technologies to developing aspirations for women to run livestock enterprises. This is in line with the institute’s strategic objective of increasing the capacity of ILRI and its key stakeholders to make better use of livestock science and investments for better lives through livestock. To enhance the capacity of its women scientists, ILRI has benefited from the African Women in Agricultural Research and D Continue reading

Achieving gender-equitable outcomes in low emissions development initiatives in the Kenyan dairy sector
Dairying / East Africa / Gender / Gender news / Impact Assessment / Kenya / Livelihoods / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / PIL / policy / SLS / Women

Achieving gender-equitable outcomes in low emissions development initiatives in the Kenyan dairy sector

Achieving global goals of lowering livestock’s greenhouse gas emissions is hinged on changing the practices (feeding, herd management and manure management) of smallholder households. Animal husbandry is characterized by gendered division of labour, resource control and decision-making power, with men mainly claiming ownership of animals while women provide labour. Farmers worldwide are known to be motivated to adopt practices that enhance productivity and profitability. Continue reading

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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

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Gender experts meet to develop strategies to integrate livelihoods and rights in women’s empowerment programs

On 25 February 2013, some 25 gender researchers, development practitioners and women’s rights advocates will meet at the Nairobi campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) for a day-long workshop to discuss practical ways of simultaneously integrating economic development and rights in programs aimed at empowering women. This integrated approach will improve the impacts … Continue reading

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Innovative women’s empowerment in agriculture index training

Greg Seymour, a PhD (Economics) student from the American University will be visiting the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Nairobi campus to train the Poverty Gender and Innovations (PGI) and development partner technical teams involved with the Ford Foundation funded intra-household study entitled, “Evaluating the impacts of livestock and aquaculture micro-credit and value chain programs … Continue reading

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Four ILRI scientists take time to share and inspire younger ladies during the women’s day

The International women’s day is normally a very special day at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and this year’s 101 women’s day was no different. High school female students from Loreto Limuru and Cardinal Otunga, visited the institute and shared the women’s day cake with the rest of the ILRI community before being addressed … Continue reading