Cattle / Central America / CGIAR / CIAT / East Africa / Gender / Genetics / ILRI / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nicaragua / Research / Small Ruminants / Somalia / Women

What women want? Gender, genetics and livestock improvement

In 2015, ILRI scientists leading genetics projects in Nicaragua and Somaliland took a special interest in the (human) gender dimensions of their projects. Working with the Livestock and Fish Gender Initiative, livestock geneticists Julie Ojango and Karen Marshall decided to dig deeper to discover whether specific gender analysis integrated in their projects could help the communities they work with realize improved genetics gains in their animals. Continue reading

CGIAR / Fish / Gender / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Women

Livestock and Fish initiative guides and enables gender mainstreaming

Recognizing that gender-informed priority setting and delivery can contribute to inclusion and equity among the women, men and young people involved in livestock-related livelihoods, the Livestock and Fish CRP is integrating gender analysis into the development of livestock-related technologies. Continue reading

Africa / ASSP / Capacity Development / Capacity Strengthening / East Africa / Ethiopia / Event / Gender / ICARDA / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Value Chains / Women

Scaling-up gender capacity assessment and development in Ethiopia

On 15 October 2015, ILRI, ICARDA and ATA joined hands to demonstrate their commitment to integrate gender in agricultural programs by sharing the gender capacity assessment methodology and tools developed by the CGIAR research program on Livestock and Fish. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Cattle / Central America / CIAT / Communications / Dairying / Gender / Latin America / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nicaragua / Research / Value Chains / Women

Reaching out to Nicaraguan livestock farming communities: ‘Because the farm belongs to all of us’

Seeking to address issues regarding the way men and women livestock farmers understand and manifest masculinity in their lives by identifying behaviours and dynamics linked to traditional gender roles in rural communities, the Livestock and Fish program recorded two radio vignettes with a group of five community members, in collaboration with Radio Camoapa, a local radio station located in the center-north region of Nicaragua. Continue reading

Africa / ASSP / Cattle / Dairying / East Africa / Environment / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Markets / Report / Research / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value Chains / Women

Value chain development entry points for Tanzania’s dairy sector

A ‘Rapid appraisal of dairy value chains in Morogoro and Tanga regions in Tanzania’, conducted across eight villages in Kilosa and Mvomero districts in Morogoro and in Mvomero and Lushoto districts in Tanga, has identified key entry points for beginning to address the constraints in the country’s dairy sector. Continue reading