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

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

Mileat Gebrehiwot is one of the beekeepers technically supported by the Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project and is a member of a local beekeeping platform. We wanted to explore further the mystery of her success in beekeeping that could be of lesson to other beekeepers in the country. Continue reading

LIVES, Mar/2015

This post introduces three business models for linking smallholder livestock farmers to dynamic markets in Kenya. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Mar/2015

This story is about a couple, Bizunesh Abu (30) and Wendu Gutema (40), living in Mojo town, Oromia who started dairy farming and fattening of bulls calves after attending a short-term training on business entrepreneurship. Continue reading

LIVES, Mar/2015

Traditional is not synonymous to backward. Traditional ways of agricultural production and processing may have to be modernized through introduction of modern technologies. Yet, modern technologies need to beat the traditional ones to be adopted. A technology in point is the age-old traditional butter churn in Ethiopia. Continue reading

LIVES, Mar/2015

We're celebrating some of our favourite women heroes and partners at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in honour of International Women's Day, 8 Mar 2015 Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Mar/2015

To mark this year’s International Women's Day, we share selected outputs that demonstrate how the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is making it happen for women. View our storify collection of blog posts, publications and videos highlighting gender in agricultural development research at ILRI. Continue reading →

ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Mar/2015

In marking this year’s International Women’s Day on 8 March 2015, this article shares the experiences of women graduate fellows at ILRI in an effort to encourage other young women who aspire to become scientists. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2015

We're celebrating the following promotions at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in honour of International Women's Day (8 Mar 2015). Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Mar/2015

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Emily Awuor Ouma
Agricultural Economist

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Emily Awuor Ouma
Agricultural Economist