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Training livestock vaccinators to tackle East Coast fever in Tanzania
09/11/2017
An East coast fever vaccination exercise in Mbeya, Tanzania (photo credit: Lwitiko Mwakalukwa). The lack of training for vaccinators has been a major obstacle in the delivery of the Infection and...
Source: Gender and Agriculture news
Value chains learning hubs workshop: co-creating solutions for eastern and southern Africa
08/11/2017
SBy Iddo DrorAn illustration of the value chains learning hubs workshop process (photo credit: ILRI/Srinivas Mangipudi). On 31 October and 1 November 2017, the International Livestock Research...
Source: Gender and Agriculture news
Livestock key to ending poverty and hunger in developing countries
20/07/2017
A child holds a newly born family lamb in Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI\Zerihun Sewunet). At a recently held high-level United Nations meeting , several events on poverty and hunger featured the...
Source: Gender and Agriculture news
Smallholder farmers’ perceptions of adopting improved diets for pigs in Uganda
03/07/2017
Crossbreed sow and piglets on a farm in Masaka District, Uganda (photo: ILRI/Eliza Smith). Pig production is a source of income and nourishment to over 1.1 million smallholder farm households in...
Source: Gender and Agriculture news
Stakeholder involvement, knowledge, and gender norms key for effective rainwater management
15/06/2017
Cattle cool off in the Awash River, Oromia, Ethiopia, after a long trek (photo credit: ILRI). Poor rainwater management (RWM) is a major challenge in the smallholder mixed crop-livestock farming...
Source: Gender and Agriculture news
Exploring ways of uplifting pig farmers’ livelihoods in northwest Vietnam
07/06/2017
ILRI Asia On 30 May 2017, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) co-hosted a stakeholder workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam to assess...
Source: Gender and Agriculture news
Governance and investment opportunities in Uganda’s pig value chains
17/05/2017
A sow and piglets at a farm in Masaka, Uganda (photo credit: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu). Piggery is an important sector in Uganda and a source of livelihood to over 1.1 million households. With an...
Source: Gender and Agriculture news
Rural Women Diplomats – Mediation of a longstanding conflict in the Volta River Basin
16/03/2017
Women washing clothes and cattle drinking at a village pond (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann) What role do women in rural settings play in resolving potential conflicts around the use and benefits of...
Source: Gender and Agriculture news
Tools and training materials to help mainstream gender in Humidtropics activities
08/03/2017
The Gender Strategy of the the CGIAR Research Program on Integrated System for the Humid Tropics, or Humidtropics, committed to the empowerment of women. It focused on four areas: access to material...
Source: Gender and Agriculture news
Smallholder farmers’ preferences for artificial insemination services through dairy hubs
01/03/2017
Artificial insemination service in a smallholder dairy farm (photo credit: EADD). Demand for animal products continues to outstrip production in most of sub-Saharan Africa. Efforts by countries to...
Source: Gender and Agriculture news
Value chain upgrading and inclusion of smallholders in markets: Role of multistakeholder processes in dairy development in Tanzania
14/02/2017
Women members of the Ubiri village dairy innovation platform in Lushoto, Tanzania (photo: ILRI\Niels Teufel). Increasingly, value chain approaches are integrated with multistakeholder processes to...
Source: Gender and Agriculture news
ILRI and ReSAKSS-ECA train African researchers in influencing agricultural policies
09/02/2017
Joseph Karugia of ReSAKKS at a policy workshop for African researchers (photo credit: ILRI) Correct identification and implementation of comprehensive agricultural policies is an important step in...
Source: Gender and Agriculture news
New guide outlines options for integrating gender equity and social inclusion in low-emissions dairy production interventions
25/01/2017
Source: Gender and Agriculture news
New papers explore gender-inclusive climate adaptation strategies
19/12/2016
Ownership of assets, access to resources such as land, labor, credit, insurance, information, and technology and ability to make decisions plays an important role in both agricultural production and...
Source: Gender and Agriculture news
How can women empowerment through livestock value chains enhance maternal and child nutrition in Northern Kenya?
29/11/2016
At last week’s National Food and Nutrition Symposium held at the Kenya School of Government, Jennifer Adere, a Nutrition Specialist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) presented...
Source: Gender and Agriculture news
Expanding distribution, increasing reach: More East Coast Fever vaccine distributors in Tanzania now accredited
23/11/2016
Photo credit: ILRI/Muthoni Njiru Tanzania has been reported to have the third largest livestock population on the African continent comprising 25 million cattle. However, cattle keepers in the...
Source: Gender and Agriculture news
Call for abstracts: International conference on livestock value chain finance and access to credit
17/10/2016
In February 2017, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Swaziland Water and Agricultural Development Enterprise (SWADE) and the Micro Finance Unit, Swaziland (MFU) are...
Source: Gender and Agriculture news
Livestock markets, animal source foods and human nutrition: Considering program tensions, maximizing impact and avoiding harm
03/10/2016
Land O’Lakes International Development and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) will host a one-day in-person event in Washington DC that addresses the programmatic and operational...
Source: Gender and Agriculture news
What was the impact of dairy goats distributed by the crop-goat project in Tanzania?
21/09/2016
In Tanzania most goat production is extensive and aimed at selling live animals with limited direct impact on food security and nutrition. The Crop and Goat Project (CGP), implemented in Kongwa and...
Source: Gender and Agriculture news
Webinar: Closing the gender data gap for agricultural policy and investment
18/09/2016
THE GFAR BLOG How can women achieve equality if there remains a gap in the data available for policy and investment decisions?  The Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP) has the pleasure to...
Source: Gender and Agriculture news

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