Animal Breeding / Cattle / Central America / CGIAR / CIAT / Dairying / Gender / ILRI / Latin America / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nicaragua / Value Chains / Women

Integrating gender analysis to understand dual-purpose cattle breeding practices in Nicaragua

Dual purpose cattle production in mixed farming systems of Nicaragua is predominantly based on permanent grazing of naturalized grasslands, introduced pastures and crop residues. Milk production and animal offtake rates are low.

Information to guide gender responsive interventions to improve livestock production is being generated through a collaborative project by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), the National Agrarian University of Nicaragua (UNA), and the University of Natural Resources and life Sciences in Austria (BOKU).

This poster, produced for the Tropentag 2016 conference, shares findings from an evaluation of the impacts of intra-household gender influences on breed choice, productivity and the adoption of breeding technologies in central Nicaragua.

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