Kathleen Earl Coverson has served as senior gender scientist for the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and currently works as associate director for international programs at the University of Florida. A journalist with The Reporter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, caught up with her while she was conducting the workshop at ILRI campus during which she shared on her twenty years of experience as a gender specialist, particularly in agriculture.
Sustainable intensifications of African agriculture through legume-based cropping and Brachiaria forage systems
Resilient food and agriculture systems in Kenya within the COVID-19 pandemic: Opportunities and challenges (focus on livestock)
Livestock Production Systems in Zimbabwe (LIPS-Zim)
Livestock provides income and employment to farmers, agricultural service providers and others involved in the value chain. Zimbabwe’s livestock production system is characterized by small-scale subsistence farming. Despite the importance of livestock to rural livelihoods, productivity remains low...
Agriculture to nutrition Ethiopia project
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Agriculture to Nutrition (ATONU) project seeks to help the African continent broaden its agricultural focus from ‘eating for hunger’ to ‘eating for health’. It focuses on how agriculture can deliver positive nutrition outcomes for smallholder...
Identification and implementation support of mitigation priorities and opportunities in rice-dominated landscapes
Research questions What is the net GHG balance for agriculture across Vietnam and where are emissions hotspots? What is the potential for mitigation, and where are the mitigation hotspots for rice landscapes? How do mitigation priorities and opportunities differ across farmscapes (e.g. Mekong delta...