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

Animal feeding / Cattle / CIAT / Feeds / Forages / Intensification / Legumes / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP

The humble leucaena legume celebrated at its own international conference in Australia 1–3 Nov 2018

Over 100 scientists, extension workers, farmers and private seed producers from Australia and around the globe are gathered this week at the University of Queensland to share knowledge and findings on the humble yet hardy legume shrub called Leucaena. Aimed at livestock and agroforestry industry audiences, the first day of the International Leucaena Conference kicked … Continue reading

Drylands / Environment / FFD / Forages / ICARDA / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / North Africa / Pastoralism / Rangelands / Research / Tunisia

Traditional grazing-management practice makes an impact in southern Tunisia

[Written by Mouldi Gamoun, Jutta Werner, and Mounir Louhaichi, ICARDA] Degradation of rangelands is a major global concern, but land degradation processes in the rangelands are poorly understood. This lack of understanding has contributed to poorly-informed interventions and policies that have sometimes exacerbated degradation. Rangeland can become degraded due to crop cultivation, over-exploitation of livestock, over-extraction … Continue reading

CGIAR / CIAT / East Africa / Ethiopia / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Partnership / Scaling / Small Ruminants

Ethiopia partners prioritize technologies for increasing productivity of small ruminants and poultry

Initial discussions by livestock sector stakeholders in Ethiopia, under the new Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) project, have identified key technology delivery priorities for increasing the productivity and profitability of the small ruminant and poultry value chains in the country. Continue reading