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A new compilation of 25 studies in Africa finds that informal markets provide essential sources of food and income for millions of poor, with milk and meat that is often safer than supermarkets. Misguided efforts to control the alarming burden of food-related illnesses in low-income countries risk intensifying malnutrition and poverty — while doing little to improve food safety. Blunt crack-downs on informal milk and meat sellers that are a critical source of food and income for millions of people are not the solution. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jan/2015

To better understand the roles played by rural women in the dual-purpose cattle value chain in Nicaragua, as well as the institutional context in the territory as it relates to the theme of gender, the team of Livestock and Fish recetny carried out a Characterization and Mapping of Organizations and Actors in the Dual-Purpose Cattle Value Chain in the municipalities of Camoapa and Matiguás. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Jan/2015

The Africa RISING program in Mali is looking to recruit two MSc Candidates from West Africa to join the team and contribute to ongoing activities. The program is currently working on establishing two research hubs (in Bougouni and Koutiala) in an effort to integrate multiple activities to achieve the overall objectives of the research program. Natural … Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jan/2015

Livestock matters a great deal in developing countries, playing an increasingly important role in food security and economic development. In fact, the livestock subsector is growing faster than all other agriculture sectors in developing countries worldwide. And importantly in the International Year of Family Farming, the bulk of that livestock production is occurring on small family farms. Livestock farming offers unique features to support local livelihoods and economies, especially for women. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jan/2015

ILRI's Violet Barasa reports on recent Livestock and Fish CRP lessons from using a pilot gender capacity assessment methodology in Tanzania. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Jan/2015

What is the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish doing to develop capacity to enhance smallholder agricultural value chains in Asia, Africa and Latin America? Take a look at this wonderfully animated 6-minute video to find out. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jan/2015

Capacity development is a priority in the Livestock and Fish Program gender strategy. As part of this strategy, the program has embarked on an initiative to strengthen the capacity of its national partners in mainstreaming gender in their work to achieve gender equity, improve food security, nutrition and agricultural development. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Dec/2014

A study was carried out to evaluate the impacts of microcredit and value chain intervention projects for livestock on women’s empowerment. Using the Women Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) and adapting it for measuring empowerment for women and men in both economic and rights dimensions as a result of livestock microcredit and value chain interventions in the Kenyan context, the researchers from this study recognized that for the most part, indicators of economic empowerment and rights seemed to agree in terms of empowerment and disempowerment. Continue reading →

ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Dec/2014

In this interview, Cleo Roberts (senior research assistant and monitoring and evaluation officer at the International Food Policy Research Institute - IFPRI) explains why gender is an important component for Africa RISING projects. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Dec/2014

Increasing the productivity of small-scale production systems to make animal-source foods more readily available to poor consumers is a complex issue which requires a multi-faceted approach. With this concept in mind, scientists are working alongside territorial alliances to generate knowledge and initiatives to improve resource management through research. An example of this initiative, called the Learning Alliance. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Dec/2014

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Emily Awuor Ouma
Agricultural Economist

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Emily Awuor Ouma
Agricultural Economist