Achieving gender equality is vital to achieving sustainable, productive and climate-resilient food systems, says Nicoline de Haan, the acting coordinator of the CGIAR GENDER platform.
Below, in answer to the request for news of people’s ‘aha’ moments regarding their understanding of the central importance of gender in agricultural development, are four such stories from ILRI staff.
Just in time to add fuel to the fire of the current meat, milk and diet wars being waged in scholarly and lay media alike comes the latest issue (Oct 2019) of the scientific journal ‘Animal Frontiers’ on ‘Foods of animal origin: A prescription for global health’, with the term ‘health’, here, covering both human and environmental health. What it offers is a clear-headed, evidenced based, balanced look at the facts as we know them, and the facts that we need.
A ‘Twitter Moment’ distilling Twitter posts about an ILRI opinion piece in the Financial Times on the place of ‘alt-meats’ in low- and middle-income countries
Rather than trying to replace all of the world’s meat, milk and eggs with alternatives, we should be improving husbandry systems and protecting these living assets for the most vulnerable.
Don’t miss these two superb and VERY short videos describe how new ideas in animal husbandry are transforming Ethiopian incomes, animal pastures and livestock livelihoods.
The especially rich and clearly written results of a livestock-gender-nutrition study in Tanzania deserve wide attention.
The ‘Bihar Livestock Master Plan’, launched earlier this year, describes public and private investments that can significantly grow and sustain and modernize the livestock sector in this state.
A new paper, published this month in Global Food Security and led by scientists at ILRI, confirms a wealth of similar evidence showing that, with sufficient and targeted investments in their livestock sectors, low- and middle-income countries can achieve both better nutrition and incomes for the poor and greatly reduced greenhouse gas emission and agricultural water use.
The following remarks, published last week by Devex during the fourth meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly, were made by Andrew Tuimur, chief administrative secretary at the Kenya Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation and a member of the ILRI Board of Trustees.