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

At last week’s National Food and Nutrition Symposium held at the Kenya School of Government, Jennifer Adere, a Nutrition Specialist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) presented a background study that sought to understand the pathways through which livestock influence women’s empowerment and maternal and child nutrition. Continue reading →
ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Nov/2016
Tadelle Dessie, program leader of the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program was interviewed on 12 October 2016 by BBC Africa reporter Akwasi Sarpong about the challenges and opportunities of African poultry production. Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Nov/2016
Discussants at this event unpacked the tensions inherent between developing livestock markets to meet economic goals of the poor and meeting the nutritional needs of poor households raising livestock. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Nov/2016
A recent gender capacity assessment study by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) revealed that low or lack of gender capacities among research and development practitioners is one of the bottlenecks in the development of gendered livestock value chains in Ethiopia. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Nov/2016
This brief on community gender profiles across livestock production systems in Ethiopia found that differences in gender roles in livestock production are not only observed across regions, but also across farming systems. Men undertake a few tasks, while women engage in multiple activities, illustrating the complexity of their roles. Women are primarily responsible for dairy-related and small ruminant management activities across sites, particularly in the drier areas. Perceptions of gender in terms access to and control over resources were also found to vary from location to location, even among individuals of the same sex. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Nov/2016
This annotated bibliography of gender learning resources will ensure that project partners can at a glance find information and links to selected open access documents addressing particular topics of interest to them on gender in agriculture. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Nov/2016
Between 2012 and 2016, the Livestock and Fish program's Gender Initiative supported an integrated approach to gender in its technical research. Today in Cali, Colombia, the CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network Annual Meeting launches a book about these experiences, showing that attention to gender equality and an understanding of gender dynamics leads to better science, more effective interventions and more inclusive development. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Nov/2016
A first look at a revamped ILRI program: Policy, Value Chains and Livelihoods Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Oct/2016
This poster, produced for the Tropentag 2016 conference, shares findings from an evaluation of the impacts of intra-household gender influences on breed choice, productivity and the adoption of breeding technologies in central Nicaragua. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Sep/2016
Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG: How can women achieve equality if there remains a gap in the data available for policy and investment decisions?  The Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP) has the pleasure to invite you to a webinar:  Closing the gender data gap for agricultural policy and investment Date: 4 October 2016 Time: 15.30…
ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Sep/2016