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Gerardine Mukeshimana, a plant researcher working at the BecA-ILRI Hub, has been appointed minister of agriculture and animal resources in Rwanda. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jul/2014

Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenburg, the new director of the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) program, gave a brief presentation about her organization at the International Livestock Research Institute, in Nairobi, on 25 Jun 2014. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jul/2014

A new book has recently been published, focusing on feminist theory and methods and how to integrate these into applied research and evaluation practice. Continue reading →

ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Jun/2014

Ayele and Amarch recently started lucrative vegetable production by irrigation, making a net profit of more than a hundred thousand birr (5,000 USD) in a very short time. Their case shows that smallholder farmers can transform themselves to a more market-oriented production system, with proper extension services to build their capacities and foster market linkages.
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LIVES, Jun/2014

ILRI's Jo Cadilhon introduces a method being tried out in Senegal to measure the social impacts of dairy supply chain innovation in pastoralist societies.
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ILRI news blog, Jun/2014

A gender-sensitive value chain approach increases visibility of men’s and women’s roles in various nodes and gender specific barriers to entry and opportunities for growth. These barriers influence the level of entry in nodes/value chains and an actor’s capacity to compete with other actors. A guide published by ILRI highlights recommendations for consideration in the design and use of value chain analysis tools Continue reading →

ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Jun/2014

Do you aspire to be a more confident and effective leader? Do you want to learn how to better manage diversity and team dynamics? Do you need to master conflict management techniques? If so, the AWARD Women’s Leadership and Management Course is for you. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, May/2014

Innovative models focusing on best-fit gender approaches provide opportunities to better tailor extension and advisory services (EAS) to groups with specific priorities and needs. Women, more than men, are exposed to a range of challenges that prevent them from accessing EAS. Continue reading →

ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, May/2014

The first key message from the Nile Basin Development Challenge is to 'empower local communities and develop their leadership capacities to achieve long-term benefits and sustainable outcomes. Participatory design and planning on rainwater management interventions ensures key issues are addressed, the right pilot interventions are taking place and provides long term solutions with the commitment of everyone.

NBDC, Apr/2014

Gender is a critical component of the farming system, and women play a significant role in agricultural and livestock value chains. Nevertheless, it is reported that gender issues have been overlooked in most value chains. To address this issue, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) gender scientists organized and conducted a rapid small ruminant value chain analysis in the eight action sites of CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish in Ethiopia. Continue reading →

ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Apr/2014


Emily Awuor Ouma
Agricultural Economist


People working on women

Emily Awuor Ouma
Agricultural Economist