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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

At a regional Share fair on Rural Women’s Technologies held in Nairobi on 15-17 October, 2014, ILRI'S Isabelle Baltenweck was a panelist during a Round Table Dialogue on ‘Farmer-Research Linkages for Food and Nutrition Security Impacts at Scale’. Continue reading →

ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Oct/2014

Women fish retailers in Egypt are often forced to pay unofficial fees for their roadside market stalls. An interactive theatre project has helped boost the confidence and ability of these women to lobby their local government for retail licenses to protect their safety and rights as workers.

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Livestock and Fish, Oct/2014

A team from the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) has been commissioned to support the Livestock and Fish program integrate gender in its technical flagships and value chains. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Oct/2014

Following the recent workshop on 'Integrating Gender into Agricultural Programming', the Africa RISING project in the Ethiopian Highlands has decided to engage 'gender champions' to raise gender awareness, cultivate gender equity and ensure sustainability of gender work in the project. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Sep/2014

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) organized the CTA-ILRI African dairy value chain seminar from 21 to 24 September 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Sep/2014

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Workshop participants From 18-20 August, the Africa RISING project in Ethiopia joined forces with the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish to hold a gender training for staff and partners in both projects. The workshop aimed to introduce workshop participants to: Different concepts of gender and the importance of…

Africa RISING, Sep/2014

From 18-20 August, the Africa RISING project in Ethiopia joined forces with the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish to hold a gender training for staff and partners in both projects. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Sep/2014

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Emily Awuor Ouma
Agricultural Economist

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Emily Awuor Ouma
Agricultural Economist