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

AHH / CGIAR / East Africa / Ethiopia / Gender / Goats / ILRI / LIVESTOCKCRP / LLAFS / PIL / Research / Small Ruminants / Women

Small ruminants and food security: Goats are cattle gifted for the poor

A recent study by Scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) investigated the role of small ruminant production for food security and explored the different perspectives of men and women on the role of small ruminants in alleviating food insecurity. Continue reading

Capacity development / Capdev / CGIAR / East Africa / Ethiopia / Gender / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / LLAFS / Partnership / PIL / Value chains / Women

Ethiopia livestock value chain development partners trained on gender capacity development

Twenty-five livestock value chain development experts and researchers were trained on gender capacity development in a course facilitated by ILRI and ICARDA on 23-27 October 2017. Continue reading

Afghanistan / Animal feeding / Asia / Drylands / Feeds / Forages / Gender / ICARDA / KIT / Legumes / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Rangelands / South Asia / Value chains / Women

Forage options for smallholder livestock in water-scarce environments of Afghanistan

This week, stakeholders from an ACIAR-funded project met to assess the systemic and gendered opportunities and constraints for innovation in forage value chains in Afghanistan, with a focus on Baghlan province. Continue reading