Isabelle Baltenweck

Isabelle Baltenweck

Program Leader: Policies, Institutions and Livelihoods

Isabelle is a development economist with twenty years of post-doctoral experience in agricultural systems in Africa, South and South-East Asia, with a focus on livestock value chains. Starting her career as a development economist with an emphasis on adoption and impact assessment studies in livestock systems, she has increasingly sharpened her skills in gender and social equity research, looking at how women and men’s needs and capabilities differ in terms of accessing and using technologies and practices, also resulting in varied, and sometimes opposite, impact. She has worked at the interface of research and development, working with private sector, farmers’ groups, ministries, NGOs and investors. Her work has a direct relevance to the activities of development practitioners and the private sector, and resulted in publications targeted at that audience.

My Projects

East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) project

East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) project

My Blog Posts

Une approche « chaine de valeur » pour l’Initiative du One CGIAR sur la productivité animale durable au Mali

My Publications

Theory of change for the dairy value chain in Uganda, developed for the CGIAR Initiative Sustainable Animal Productivity for Livelihoods, Nutrition and Gender Inclusion

  • Ouma, Emily A.
  • Gebreyohanes, Gebregziabher
  • Okeyo Mwai, Ally
  • Marshall, Karen
  • Lukuyu, Ben A.
  • Mukasa, C.
  • Oba, Peter
  • Dione, Michel M.
  • Businge, Martha
  • Namatovu, Jane
  • Notenbaert, An Maria Omer
  • Hoek, Rein van der
  • Rekik, Mourad
  • Baltenweck, Isabelle

Theory of change for the chicken value chain in Tanzania, developed for the CGIAR Initiative Sustainable Animal Productivity for Livelihoods, Nutrition and Gender Inclusion

  • Omore, Amos O.
  • Yitayih, Mulugeta
  • Dessie, Tadelle
  • Esatu, Wondmeneh
  • Getachew, Fasil
  • Geremew, Kumlachew
  • Yemane, Tsion
  • Rao, E.J.O.
  • Marshall, Karen
  • Jeremiah, Adolf
  • Achandi, Esther L.
  • Rekik, Mourad
  • Baltenweck, Isabelle

Livestock as a pathway to women’s empowerment in low- and middle-income countries: A scoping review

  • Baltenweck, Isabelle
  • Achandi, Esyher L.
  • Bullock, Renee M.
  • Campbell, Zoe A.
  • Crane, Todd A.
  • Eldermire, R.R.B.
  • Gichuki, Leah
  • Haan, Nicoline C. de
  • Katz, E.
  • Njiru, Nelly
  • Njuguna-Mungai, Esther
  • Poole, Elizabeth J.
  • Galiè, Alessandra

Village livestock promoters: A promising new self-sustaining extension approach for buffalo rearing in Nepal showing early improvements in productivity

  • Singh, T.
  • Varijakshapanicker, Padmakumar
  • Teufel, Nils
  • Baltenweck, Isabelle

Pathways to Dairy Net Zero: Promoting Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Livestock Uganda-Market study

  • Lukuyu, Ben A.
  • Nagujja, Shakira Janet
  • Wanyoike, Francis N.
  • Bahta, Sirak T.
  • Baltenweck, Isabelle

CIRAD, FAO, ILRI and AU-IBAR renew their commitment to collaborate in supporting countries develop their Livestock Master Plans

  • Baltenweck, Isabelle
  • Ossiya, S.
  • Duteurtre, G.
  • Hamon, M.