CGIAR / Gender / Genetics / ILRI / LIVESTOCKCRP

Karen Marshall: a geneticist improving the lives of people in livestock through one national partner at a time

The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock (Livestock CRP) recently announced with pleasure the appointment of Dr. Karen Marshall as its new flagship leader for Livestock and Genetics. Karen is not a newbie to the position, having led the flagship previously at the end of the first phase of the CRP under Livestock and Fish and … Continue reading

Using community conversations to change perceptions of community members about  gender relations in the Ethiopian highlands
CGIAR / East Africa / Ethiopia / Gender / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / PIL / Research / Women

Using community conversations to change perceptions of community members about gender relations in the Ethiopian highlands

Our experience shows that community conversations are an effective way of empowering community groups to identify and analyse gender relations concerns and enabling community members to take collective actions. Continue reading

Ethiopia partners identify gaps in gender in livestock research and options for farmers
East Africa / Ethiopia / Gender / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research / Women

Ethiopia partners identify gaps in gender in livestock research and options for farmers

A consultative workshop on gender hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) identified gaps in livestock research and development and investible options that will inform the work of the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock in Ethiopia. Continue reading

Drylands / East Africa / Gender / ILRI / Kenya / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / LLAFS / Pastoralism / PIL / Women

Include us, involve us – women can be active players in Kenya’s livestock markets

Women livestock traders are a tiny minority in the male-dominated cattle trading sector in Kenya. But they don’t see themselves staying at the periphery of a growing livestock economy – they want in. Garissa, Kenya (29 Nov 2018)_ Garissa City in northeast Kenya is home to East Africa’s largest livestock market. It was also the … Continue reading

A4NH / AHH / Animal Health / Gender / ILRI / LIVESTOCKCRP / Nutrition / Policy / Research / Women

The effects of livestock-derived foods on the nutrition (and health) of infants and their mothers in developing countries

A new report on the influence of livestock-derived foods on nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life reveals the clear nutritional benefits of providing infants, particularly in countries in Africa and South Asia with livestock-derived foods such as meat, milk and eggs. Continue reading

Crop-Livestock / Drylands / Feeds / Forages / Gender / Innovation Systems / Intensification / Legumes / Livestock / LLAFS / Research / Southern Africa / Zimbabwe

Empowering women in integrated crop-livestock farming through innovation platforms in Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe, The ZimCLIFS project used innovation platforms to introduce better livestock feeds, improve market linkages for farmers to benefit from higher livestock productivity and to enhance knowledge and skills among support services enabling upscaling of the impacts of the integrated crop-livestock systems. Continue reading