CGIAR / ILRI / LIVESTOCKCRP / LLAFS / Research

Isabelle Baltenweck: an agricultural economist passionate about making the world a better place for women and men in livestock

The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock (Livestock CRP) recently announced with pleasure the appointment of Dr. Isabelle Baltenweck as its new flagship leader for Livestock, Livelihoods and Agro-food Systems (LLAFS). Originally from France, Isabelle brings to the role close to 20 years of post-doctoral experience in smallholder value chains in Africa, South and South-East Asia, … 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

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 / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / ASF / East Africa / ILRI / Impact assessment / Livestock / LLAFS / Pigs / PIL / Research / Uganda / Value chains

Ex-ante impact assessment of African swine fever control and market integration in Ugandan smallholder pig value chains

An ex-ante impact assessment was used to assess the impact of the ASF biocontrol and other interventions in peri-urban pig value chains in Uganda. 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