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

Lydia Wamalwa is a molecular plant scientist with the International Potato Center (CIP) whose research in Kenya is hosted at the BecA-ILRI Hub in Nairobi. Lydia and her colleagues at CIP are working to develop sweetpotatoes that will fight off the sweetpotato weevil without using pesticides. The sweetpotato is an important food crop in developing [...]

Beca-ILRI Hub, Apr/2014

At the beginning of this month, Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs Trade and Development (DFATD) gender specialists visited East Shoa zone, one of the LIVES intervention sites. They wanted to look into the gender mainstreaming efforts and related activities done since the project started. Continue reading

LIVES, Mar/2014

The LIVES project recently joined hands with national and international partners to help reinforce university based capacities on agricultural value chain development and gender mainstreaming. Continue reading

LIVES, Mar/2014

Today, we celebrate International Women’s Day today (8 Mar 2014). Those of us at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), who work in Africa, Asia and Latin America to reduce poverty, hunger, disease and environmental degradation through livestock- and research-based interventions, have put together images of ‘women in livestock development’. Each of these WILD women from ILRI, from our partner organizations and from around the world is making a difference through livestock-related work. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Mar/2014

Authored by Jemimah Njuki and Pascal Sanginga, this book provides empirical evidence from Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique and from different production systems of the importance of livestock as an asset to women and their participation in livestock and livestock product markets. It explores the issues of intra-household income management and economic benefits of livestock markets … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2014

While the International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the enormous contribution made by women to the economic, political and social development of their country and communities, it is also important to reflect on the hurdles that prevent them from achieving their full potential. The emphasis of this year’s theme, “Equality for women is [...]

Beca-ILRI Hub, Mar/2014

Women and livestock The role of women in agricultural production cannot be overstated. As articulated in this infographic, half of all farmers in the developing world are women. The need to bridge the gender gap in agriculture has been well highlighted in reports and studies including this FAO report on building the gender gap in … Continue reading →

ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Mar/2014

Happy International Women's Day from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)! Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Mar/2014

Continuing our interview series featuring gender scientists around International Women’s Day, this post features two upcoming women scientists. We get to hear their perspectives about their career in science, and their experience in the graduate fellowship program at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Through this program which is implemented by its  capacity development unit, … Continue reading →

ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Mar/2014

In the run up to the International Women’s Day commemorated on 8th March 2014, on this blog we will meet gender scientists working in the Livelihoods, Gender, Impact and Innovations Program at ILRI. Meet Alessandra Galiè, whose work focuses on the Tanzania dairy value chain.  ‘Gender analysis helps us appreciate the circumstances, priorities, needs and … Continue reading →

ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Feb/2014

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Emily Awuor Ouma
Agricultural Economist
Kathleen Earl Colverson
Program Leader, Livelihoods, Gender and Impact

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Buffalo in a village homestead in the Himalayan foothills of northern India

People working on women

Emily Awuor Ouma
Agricultural Economist
Kathleen Earl Colverson
Program Leader, Livelihoods, Gender and Impact