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Guèye (2000) writes that 85% of rural households in sub-Saharan Africa keep chickens or other types of poultry. This is a huge proportion of these populations, but what is the value of smallholder chicken production, socially and economically? Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Aug/2016
Research has highlighted the crucial importance of the contribution of women to agricultural value chain development and governance in Ethiopia, according to scientists from the LIVES project. Continue reading →
LIVES, Aug/2016
Lomi Kordofa is a small-scale farmer at the Illu Aga peasant association in Ejere District of West Shoa Zone in Ethiopia. Ten years ago, she started keeping dairy cows with training support from a local non-governmental organization. Continue reading →
LIVES, Aug/2016
The ACGG program aims to leverage existing research and to implement new and innovative approaches for improving smallholder chicken productivity in Africa. Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Aug/2016
I was impressed by how much India’s women food producers make the most out of their situations, how often they thrive in what they do despite constraints, how few view themselves as victims of their circumstances, how often, and with what assurance and purposefulness, they exercise agency. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Aug/2016
About a year ago (August 2015), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)-led Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project in collaboration with the ILRI/GIZ FeedSeed Project organized a training on forage seed production and marketing for 21 female smallholders and five forage experts. Continue reading →
LIVES, Jul/2016
To address the totality of nutrition (including equal distribution and uptake of nutritional foods) and encourage sustainable practices and consumption patterns, AVCD dairy is implementing behavior change communication strategies to the nutritional status of women and children in Kenya. Continue reading →
ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Jul/2016
Our foundation is betting on chickens. Alongside partners throughout sub-Saharan Africa, we are working to create sustainable market systems for poultry. It’s especially important for these systems to make sure farmers can buy birds that have been properly vaccinated and are well suited to the local growing conditions. Our goal: to eventually help 30 percent of the rural families in sub-Saharan Africa raise improved breeds of vaccinated chickens, up from just 5 percent now. . . . Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jun/2016
Last month, a Livestock and Fish gender integration writeshop pulled together the learning and experiences from 14 gender integrated technical, systems and value chain research projects from across the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish. Here are three points of reflection from the KIT team. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, May/2016
Rehema Mwatemba, a gender specialist working with the African Chicken Genetic Gains program in Tanzania, explains how the project's interventions with promote gender equality and empower women. Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, May/2016