women

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on women. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to women. See ILRI research on other subjects

The tragic loss of Paula Kantor during a terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday 13 May has left many of her colleagues in the development world and friends with great sadness. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, May/2015

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

Livestock and Fish, May/2015

Access to a reliable dairy market and good market prices of milk has transformed the lives of dairy farmers in Kahama District in Tanzania’s Lake zone of Shinyanga. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, May/2015

To achieve more gender-equitable goals, our development partners also need to be aware of how undertaking gender-sensitive actions could lead to a more equitable society. Policymakers are key partners in this process as they can orient government programs and donor projects towards more gender-equitable objectives. Yet, how can we make sure that policymakers become interested gender-equity and recognize its importance? Continue reading →

ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, May/2015

Last month, the value chain transformation and scaling approach of the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish was discussed as part of a virtual review and planning meeting 23–26 March 2015. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Apr/2015

Beekeeping is an important traditional practice in most parts of Ethiopia. With an estimated 10 million beehive colonies half of which are kept in traditional and improved hives, Ethiopia ranks first in Africa and fourth in the world in honey and beeswax production. Traditional hives made from mud and wooden logs are by far the most pervasive accounting for more than 97% while improved hives account for only 2% of beehives in the country. Continue reading

LIVES, May/2015

Developed by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), the ‘Standards for collecting sex-disaggregated data for gender analysis: A guide for CGIAR researchers’ spells out the steps for collecting relevant sex-disaggregated data for five broad research areas: Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Apr/2015

Pravati is the secretary of the Kapila Muni women Milk Society under local government cooperative society (Orissa State Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation (OMFED)) in Barandua village. She is also the only trained artificial insemination expert providing services to farmers under the ILRI portion of the Cereal System Initiatives for South Asia (CSISA) Project in that … Continue reading

Sustainable Livestock Digest, Mar/2015

Africa RISING is contributing to changing the fates of children in Koutiala city in the Sikasso region of Mali by supporting an initiative to educate young mothers and pregnant women about ways of preparing nutritious meals for their infants using whole grain cereals. The initiative dubbed, the nutrition field schools program is improving child health and freeing up women’s time.So far 290 people have participated in nutrition field schools (94% women) and about 600 households have benefited from collective demonstrations. The consumption of whole grain sorghum increased in six villages. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Apr/2015

A recent analysis by IFPRI and ILRI of 20 livestock and fish value chains in Africa and Asia shows how gender differences in value chain participation influence exposure to risk.

AgHealth, Apr/2015

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Emily Awuor Ouma
Agricultural Economist

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Emily Awuor Ouma
Agricultural Economist